Summer Tradition

Well, we’re back from our cottage week. And yes, we do live in a cottage year round – doesn’t matter, it is still a treat to get away for a week or so each summer. This year we rented on Kasshabog Lake, where friends of ours live (& coincidentally, manage absentee owners’ rental cottages). So lots of […]

Crazy weather for bugs!

Gotta love this heat!  STILL getting calls about spiders; pretty late in the season for that! Just realized something too – this is the first year in a while that we haven’t had any calls for either brown recluse or black widow spiders in Penetanguishene. That is most assuredly a good thing. Anyway, carpenter ants […]

And we’re back

Had a great time at NoFishIn Lake, as Ross has taken to calling Lake Nosbonsing, where we were. Disappointed in his quest for walleye yet again! Didn’t see much of anything worth keeping, actually. The only fish that made it to the very nicely outfitted cleaning shack at Birch Hill Camp was a nice-sized bass […]

We were back – but now guess what?!

Got it in one – we are taking off again. Well, assuming we can get everything done that needs doing 🙂  Got some bedbugs that must die, rats that need a new home, and on and on it goes. Bedbugs seem to be picking up this month- let’s hope THAT is a short-lived aberration! Nobody […]

Beekeeping

Well, I don’t know that I’m interested enough to spend money to set up hives – but did attend a beekeeping course this weekend. Mostly, I was hoping to get more information so that I’d be better able to help people that call about swarms of honey bees. We do get a fair number of […]

Gone Fishing

The boat finally made it into the water! Haven’t got much use out of it since – out for a bit with the grandkids, and then yesterday we managed a day off to go fishing. One of us caught some very nice bass 🙂 And one of us caught some ….well, they would have made […]

Rainy days & spider sprays

Darn rain!!! Got Ross’ calendar filled and then some – and the bleeping rain just messed that all up. Truth is that it doesn’t actually have to bring everything to a standstill; rain doesn’t actually wash the product we use away once it’s set (about 20 minutes) …. so he COULD still spray and as […]

Mouse in the house? Bats in the Belfry? Spiders in the Shower?

In our neck of the woods pests are INEVITABLE especially when you don’t live here all year round.  There are two ways people deal with this problem – WHEN it happens – or BEFORE it happens. What do WHEN it happens – bees, wasps, shadflies, bed bugs, fleas, spiders, mice, bats or ants – what […]

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….. WASPS!

     I’m not sure what it is that caused this. It could be my Mom passing on her irrational terror of wasps to me while growing up. Maybe it is the fact that they emit that buzzing sound. Maybe it’s their menacing look. I don’t know. All I know is that I am positively TERRIFIED […]

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. […]