Got mice? Or rats?

This would be the season – rats and mice don’t mind living outdoors when it’s nice out. It’s now, when the weather is starting to cool off, that they start looking for nice warm places to hang out for the winter. You do not want your place to be one of those winter refuges! Prevention […]

Winter is on its way

Personally, I do not approve. Especially this year, when the garage is so full there isn’t any room for my poor car. It is going to have to stay out in the driveway and be cold and covered with yuck! Hopefully we’ll get it sorted by the time I have to start driving in to […]

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, […]

Oopsie!

So I was showing someone our site today and noticed that I hadn’t updated since last October. My bad!! Let’s not mention that to Ross, k? Funny thing is though, that even though I haven’t been doing much (okay, anything at all) he’s still had probably the busiest winter yet. Bedbugs, roaches and mice, oh […]

Happy Canada Day

Hope you all have a safe and happy long weekend wherever you happen to be. From calls so far it sounds like a lot of people are going to be at the cottage all this week. Ross’ calendar is already starting to fill up, so if you do happen to run into pest problems that you’ll […]

Maybe I’m working him too hard?

Or maybe I just need to buy him a whole case of hats? Poor Ross!  I’ve been keeping him hopping lately. He did get a day off – well, sort of off. He got to stay home and work on getting the dock in this weekend – does that count? I think he’d probably say […]

A new one on us: ermine!

I did not know that we had ermine in Central Ontario. Guess you learn something every day. This little guy managed to find it’s way into a house in the Shelburne area  – and stayed for 3 days before getting the food he was after and taking off. We’ve actually seen quite a few bigger critters around […]

Not just killing things

I joke sometimes that Ross kills things; I do everything else – but the truth is that a lot of what he does as an exterminator – especially one that believes strongly in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) who has been green since long before it became a ~thing~ – a lot of what Ross actually does […]

HELP! Banquet Happening In My Garage … & I’m Not Invited! Raccoon!

Don’t you wish raccoons were the adorable cute and cuddly creatures you see in cartoons like in Disney’s “Pocahontas”? But yeah, nope. There’s a reason they are classified as pests. And this is true even if you live in Victoria Harbour, where nature is abundant. When you actually get close up to them (not that […]

Pests not covered …

Was surprised to read that damage by pests is not typically covered under home insurance in this CBC article 6 big home insurance misconceptions. Not because I thought they would be – but because I would never have thought that they might be in the first place! Doesn’t seem, to me, as if it even […]