Spring 2022

Another year already! Time flies when you’re having fun.

And I have been having rather more fun than I expected to when I took on this pest control gig. I always did like a challenge. And problem-solving. And learning.

So, in spite of the fact that I’m way too old to be crawling under houses or climbing ladders, I do it anyway (only when Jessa isn’t around to do it for me, of course)!!  Don’t know what I’m going to do when she quits on me – now that she’s fully licensed, too, she doesn’t need me for anything, really. Well, except for answering the phone, booking the jobs, ordering the supplies, and paying for everything. Okay, so she ~might~ need me for a bit longer! But it would definitely make a lot more sense for her to be finding bed bug jobs in Oshawa and/or Durham Region and skip the drive.

Anyway …. since Jessa is only available weekends, and working just weekends isn’t going to work for much longer, I’m going to have to find a weekday helper as well. Possibly more than one if the LDD moth caterpillars stick around. Which they likely will, although I think that this should be the end of it for a few years.  Lots and lots of eggs out there, just waiting for the warmer weather….. but this year we’ll be ready for them. And, hopefully, the virus that eventually wipes them out will be that much more prevalent.

In the meantime, though, if you are concerned about the caterpillars, and want to protect your trees, we can help with that – and the earlier the better. If we treat your tree trunks early in the spring, before or just as the leaves are coming in, we can use far less product in a more targeted way, and solve the problem before it starts.

And that is the way we prefer to do pest control around here: the environmentally responsible way.

We’ve already got quite a large number of jobs lining up for early spring – if you are interested in being added to our schedule, the sooner you contact me the better. I’ll try to get a sign up form added here in the next few days – but in the meantime, feel free to email me at ccpestcontrol@gmail.com, or text/call me at 705-534-7863 and I’ll pencil you in.

Not sure whether you’re going to need treatment? Have a look at any trees in your area. Do they have eggs sacs? What about your home or cottage? Some areas that we’ve seen have an alarming number.  If you’re able to reach and remove them, there’s still time to do that – but otherwise, we are happy to help.

Still here, but….

Wow… I haven’t written a blog since we got back from the cottage last year! My bad…

baby in bouncerAnyway, we are still around, but at this point doing the social distancing thing, since both of us have health vulnerabilities and would prefer to avoid the whole COVID-19 thing. So, aside from some advice over the phone if you’re lucky and catch him at a non-grumpy time (not today! he’s misplaced one thing and broken another; this does not make him cooperative at all). Pretty sure they’d better not skip Jeopardy again!

Sad when pretty much the only thing to look forward to is a half hour of Jeopardy but hey, it does give our day a little bit of structure. Haven’t really cared about being stuck at home up until now, except for the fact that I don’t get my weekly grandson cuddles!! But as of right now, my schoolwork is done – nothing more to do but upload their final marks into the main system tomorrow. And then I’m off until the end of May and pretty sure that is going to go a lot slower when I’m not working.

I’m actually pretty unhappy that I’m not teaching at least one course this semester … I was really getting into the whole remote learning thing, and have all kinds of ideas for things I could do better. But no such luck. I’d pout but that that would only make Ross even grumpier. If we’re stuck together for who-knows-how-long probably better not to irk him too too much.

Anyway…. all’s well, more or less. Hope you & yours are all staying safe and healthy wherever you happen to be waiting it out.

It’s Cottage Week!

For us, I mean. Even though we basically live in a cottage anyway, we still look forward to going away to another. Since pest control is SO seasonal – except for mice and bedbugs – we don’t really get ALL that much time to enjoy it. And going away is better because we don’t go alone. 

My girls will come up for a visit – not a long one because they work too much, and Ross’s daughter and her family come too. Lots of fishing, losing at euchre, and this year, a new baby!!!

Pappy and Noah

So ….if you’re looking for help with whatever is irking you, we’re sorry, but we’re away. The good news is that it’s only a week – we’ll be back on the 24th and Ross will be totally ready to take care of your pest problems whatever they are. 

If you need advise or want to book an appointment for as soon as we’re back, please do feel free to email me at ccpestcontrol@gmail.com – I’m sure I’ll have to let others have a turn at holding Noah once in awhile.