Mosquitoes & Ticks

Yes, we can help with these. For ticks, we use two spray treatments /summer, and a bunch of tick tubes, which are biodegradable cardboard tubes that contain treated cotton attractive to mice for making their nests nice & comfy. The bedding doesn’t contain enough pesticide to hurt the mice, but it is not nice to the ticks that often hang out in their nests.

Mosquito treatment is quite a lot move involved, however – at least when it is done using IPM, which means in such a way to be effective while also protecting the environment. In most cases, the two tick sprays are really all the pesticides we use. We spray the home /cottage if needed for spiders at the same time – and aside from that, we skip the poison, and instead use a product that repels mosquitos (and many other annoyances) without causing even a little bit of harm to your environment. It can even be used (legally) on waterfront properties, which other products cannot (they harm aquatic life, and spraying in such a way as to allow the spray to drift OR to run off into the lake is not okay – and if caught, subject to significant fines. )

Additionally, because I do have my mosquito (& landscaping) pesticide licenses in addition to structural, I am able to also use other products (to manage standing water) where warranted – but mostly, we try to avoid standing water wherever possible (that means I can be a bit of a nag, actually!!)

Anyway – the lawns I treat aren’t dead zones – there are still enough bugs to attract the birds and frogs and toads and turtles.

Do we guarantee that you’ll never see a mosquito? Nope – neither we nor any other company can. But a noticeable reduction, most definitely. And as an added bonus, because you’ll have a fully licensed IPM pest control technician visiting every couple of weeks, other issues get caught/treated before they become a big enough problem to cost you extra money 🙂

If you’d like a quote re: treating your cottage or home for (almost) all the pests that pester you through the summer, why not send an email to, or text or call me at 705.534.7863. I teach on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer, and of course can’t answer during class. And I spend a lot of time driving and only have hands-free set up in one of our three cars right now – but if you leave a message, I will get back to you asap.

Wow – I did a terrible job including place names in this one! Bad SEO – but 7 minutes late leaving to pick up Noah already so it’ll have to do. Hope your day is as much fun as mine is going to be and if you were here to look for info about the car, I’m sorry that I’m out of time – I will do my best to get that added this evening though. Or this weekend at least.

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