Carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are a big problem for a lot of people. Last year, Balm Beach saw a large number of carpenter ants causing problems for residents, however this year they are being found throughout a broader range, including Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene and Honey Harbour.

Click the following links for more information about carpenter ants, how you can tell if you have carpenter ants and about treatment.

if you’re having any sort of pest problem at your home or cottage, do give us a call at (705)534-7863, or email us at

Just Cuz

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But we do know that racoons can be a really big pain in the bum, and yes, we do relocate them when necessary.  If you have racoons you’d rather not, give Cottage Country Pest Control a call at 705-534-7863 or email us at

Black widow spiders

Black widow spiders (Latrodectus mactans) is a highly venomous species of spider that is a native species to the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Northern Black Widow spider can be found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

They are extremely difficult to find and chances are you will never actually see one, although there’s always a possibility, especially if you know where to look (although why you would want to, I don’t know).

To read about Black Widow Spiders you can do so here.

You can also read 2 blog posts about the black widow spiders that CCPC has encountered in Penetanguishene here and here.

Anyway, if you’re having any sort of pest problem at your home or cottage, give us a call at (705)534-7863, or email us at

Bed Bugs in Public Places

Bed bugs are just icky…no one wants them but unfortunately sometimes you can’t avoid them…they are relatively easy to get if you visit a someone’s home who has them and unfortunately you can get them just from visiting public places as well.

To read more about bed bugs in public places, you can read previous posts “Bed Bugs and Public Places” and “Bed Bugs and Public Places (continued)

If you have any questions or concerns please give Cottage Country Pest Control a call at 705-534-7863 or email us today. We are always happy to help you to solve your pest problems – yes, even bed bugs.

We are based in Victoria Harbour, but cover Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Muskoka, Tiny, Tay and Simcoe County as well.

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management or IPM is an effective and environmentally responsible approach to pest management that integrates pesticides and herbicides into the management system and incorporates a combination of common-sense practices. It uses current and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment.

To read more about IPM check out our blog post “Integrated Pest Management“.

If you have carpenter ants, spiders, or any other pests (well except for the ones you brought into the world yourself), give us a call at (705) 534-7863 or email us at and we will solve it.

Serving Victoria Harbour, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Muskoka, Tiny, Tay and Simcoe County as well – and pretty much anyplace in and around these areas. Island and weekend calls, no problem.

Slowing Down?

Hopefully not! But Ross has been a bit less busy this week than he has over the past several. Even had time to deal with my car for me today… a definite bonus for me, if not him.

Still lots & lots of ants out there though, both carpenter ants and other types. Of course, it is carpenter ants people really need to be concerned about – they can do significant amounts of damage to your home or cottage – but the other sorts can be more than a little annoying at times too, and yes, of course, we can help you with them as well.

We’ve pretty much finished with our first rounds of spider sprays for this year, but of course, if you haven’t got to that yet and would like your home or cottage to stay clean and free of webs, do give us a call and we’ll book you in. (705)534-7863

They sure do have some bright lights over around the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll right now – did you know they are shooting an episode of Murdoch Mysteries there this week? They should have called us for a spider spray first, if y’ask me…. but of course, they didn’t.