Birds can be pretty to look at and they can be useful as a natural pest control, but they do have their downsides as well. Not only can birds cause damage to property they can also transmit diseases to humans–not so nice, right?

You can read about birds here

You can read about birds and diseases here


You can read about birds and damage here

Cottage Country Pest Control is happy to provide environmentally pest control services in Central Ontario. Give us a call at 707-534-7863, or send us an email

Thunder Bay bedbug infestation

Happened across this article about a severe infestation of bedbugs in a building in Thunder Bay – fun times!

Bed bugs have been coming up in a lot of ways this week – my kids are looking for a new apartment, too – and have been hearing which buildings in Oshawa have had problems, which deal with them when they show up, and which are less likely to. The joys of living near other people, eh?

On the plus side, though, we did not see a huge increase in bed bug calls here in cottage country this summer. Last year, it seemed as though people were having company who were perhaps prone to bringing a few unwanted guests with them! This year, not so much. Still seeing them in some residential type places, but not cottages, at least.

In any case, as always, if you are having any sort of pest problems, even bed bugs, do send us an email at, or give us a call at 707-534-7863 and Ross will be happy to solve your problem for you. We’re hear year round to provide you with environmentally responsible pest control services in Tiny, Tay, Simcoe, Muskoka, Severn … what am I missing? … oh well… you get the idea, right?

Drat! Now I’m all itchy!! Hate it when that happens!

Mice, rats, raccoons, bats? Fall Special

As we move towards winter it is a great time to think about ensuring that your home or cottage is safe, secure, and free of pests. Bats are heading off to their winter habitats, so now is the time to clean up after them, and ensure that they can’t return.

mice-150x150And mice and other rodents will soon be looking for winter homes. You do NOT want to be their winter host, as they can do an alarming amount of damage in a very short time. Squirrels are especially problematic: in addition to spoiling food and leaving droppings wherever they happen to be, they are prone to chewing wiring & other objects as well.

Call Cottage Country Pest Control at 705-534-7863, or email us, to book your fall pest control maintenance service. Services include:

  • thorough inspection
  • rodent-proofing & exclusion
  • bat removal, clean up & exclusion
  • bait stations & product

Winter cottage maintenance services also available.