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 […]

Carpenter ants!

My goodness, have we ever become inundated with carpenter ants. We are getting SO many calls from throughout Tay and Tiny Townships. They started early this year, and so many of them, we’ve been having a hard time keeping enough product in stock to treat them. Could be worse though – from what I’ve been […]

Spring in Cottage Country!

The lake is open, the ice is gone, and Ross has already started mucking around with pieces of dock. Some of it suffered damage and is going to need quite a bit of repair, apparently.  Trying to get that done before he gets so busy he doesn’t have time to do it. We are already starting to get […]

Weather Watch

Wish it would just RAIN already!!! This constant feels-like-it’s-gonna-but-doesn’t is aggravating. Do I send him to Tiny, first, or Parry Sound?  Constantly checking weather apps these days; too bad they hardly ever agree! I keep thinking I maybe don’t need to water my garden because it feels like it’s going to rain – but then […]

Pappy Days

So… Pappy’s still pretty busy most days – but he is finding a bit of time here and there to spend with the grandkids. This week, we had them for Tuesday & Wednesday. I work Tuesday mornings, so Pappy & the boys got the Airhead tow thing blown up and ready for me to take […]

Ross’ boat

Well, we’re off to a very busy start this season. So busy, in fact, that Ross’ boat is still sitting in the yard. He had time to remove the tarps. And he’s got it serviced. And – well, since then, he’s been on lots & lots of other people’s boats. That should count for something […]

Answering the phone at Cottage Country Pest Control

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Just so’s you know, Cottage Country Pest Control is basically just Ross & I…. run from our home in Victoria Harbour. We do a pretty good job of making sure our phone gets answered when we can BUT I do teach in Barrie on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so if you’re […]

Your convenience or ours?

These days when I’m responding to quote requests, I’m more often giving two prices – one if the job is at “your convenience” or a discounted price for “at ours”. Guess it wouldn’t hurt to explain that! Your convenience means you want to be there, with a set appointment date and time and all that […]

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 […]

Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me!

It’s that time of year and flies are coming out of the woodwork…literally.  In cottage country the most common fly we see is the Cluster Fly Cluster Flies are about 8 to 10 mm (.31 to .39 inches) long. They are dark grey, with black and silver (non-metallic) checkered stomachs. You can tell them apart […]