Spring!

So happy to look out my window and see water again! So much prettier than ice. All kinds of ducks around, plus a few swans; geese haven’t shown up yet – so it’s about perfect. Ross has started gearing up for another season – ordered his products, cleaned my junk out of his car, all […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring ahead

Did you remember to change your clocks forward? And the batteries in your smoke detector? The lake in font of our place still looks more ice than water, but it’s definitely on it’s way toward thawing. Won’t be long and it’ll be time to get the docks out! We try to do that early, because […]

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are at it again. Each year they become active in Spring and remain active until early Fall. It is in early Spring that mature carpenter ant colonies will release reproductive individuals into the world. All reproductives have wings and are commonly refered to as “swarmers”. It is their purpose to mate, lay eggs […]

Busy day!

Yikes… the carpenter ants are going crazy, seems like. Got home from work today to answering machine full of messages and missed calls. The messages are great – I really appreciate it when people leave them. The missed calls, not so much! Wish I could be here to take your call right away all the […]

Carpenter Ants on the rise

An article on the CBC site today talks about increasing numbers of carpenter ant infestations in Windsor, ON and Halifax, NS … no mention of here in cottage country Ontario but could have told them that we are definitely seeing a lot more calls for them here as well. Used to be mostly Balm Beach […]

Happy Canada Day

Where are you all!? It’s so quiet on the lake in front of our house… usually the Canada Day long weekend is much busier than this…. maybe people didn’t get Monday off so it’s not really a long weekend? Today is the first day of bass season in this part of Georgian Bay… Ross relocated […]

Carpenter Ants

Well, we’ve pretty much finished up the first round of spider sprays – did we miss you? We’re sorry! Give us a call or drop us an email at ccpestcontrol@gmail.com and we will certainly get that done for you – but mostly what we’re dealing with right now are carpenter ants. They are all through […]

Bug bites: Part 2

Today’s post is the second part to the one yesterday about bug bites. Like yesterday, this post will show you some pictures of different bug bites….while they can give you an idea of what bit you, it’s important to know that some people react differently to different bites and if you aren’t sure about the […]