Termites in Ontario

Did you think termites where a southern US problem? Or a US problem, at least? They are, of course. But guess what? Termites are not limited to the US. Or even to southern parts of Ontario. We have termites, too. And it stands to reason that we will have more. Winter weather – deep freezing […]

2023 is almost over!

And personally, I’m good with that! 2023 wasn’t all bad – but wow, the last few months have been a drag!! First pneumonia, then a broken wrist – sure doesn’t make this pest control stuff easy. Fortunately, this time of year is pretty slow. Rats, mice, unidentified furry objects (UFOs – most of which turn […]

And another summer’s in the books….

And what a busy summer it was! Kept trying to keep things reasonable – work weekends only (& do the skitter sprays during the week) BUT it just never seems to work out that way. Thinking that next summer I might just skip the whole teaching thing and focus on pest control full time. Partly […]

BZZZZZ!

What? Too early?! I’m already thinking about mosquitoes, ticks, spiders and all that fun stuff – aren’t you? Ok, well, I suppose it is a ~bit~ early. But I’m picking up my new-to-me car tomorrow and I’ve been thinking about what I want the wrap design to say. I’m thinking to focus on things we […]

Happy 2023!

Hope you had a great holiday season, and that this year is wonderful. At the very least, I’m hoping Covid is less of a concern! Both my mom and Ross managed to get it over the holidays. Ross is feeling better – mostly. Ma, not so much. *sigh* Fun times! We got our issues with […]

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 […]

Summertime, summertime…

…and things are starting to slow down just a little bit. I just looked at my course calendar and discovered that next week is Study Week already!!! Time flies when you’re getting old! Things are starting to slow down a bit for pest control now – mostly because people are waiting to see what happens […]

Weather watch

So much unpredictability this season! The weather is not cooperating! Or perhaps more accurately, the weatherman is not cooperating. IT would be ever so much easier to plan the guys’ days if we could believe whatever the weather people posted. Supposed to rain but it doesn’t; not supposed to, but it does. And always, always, […]

Still busy

Usually things slow down enough by this time of year that Ross would have the docks all in, and be back to doing his stained glass. This year, not so much. Still getting lots of mice calls, squirrels in attics, a few carpenter ant calls and – most distressingly – altogether too many bedbugs. No […]

Weather permitting

*sigh*   Yet another full day on the calendar stymied by weather. Yesterday was rain; today is even worse – lots of wind. Although some will spray even so, Ross won’t. Not because he wouldn’t like to –  it’s frustrating to have so many people waiting for service and not be able to get to them. […]