And we’re off…. and running, that is

I finished work Friday – well, aside from dealing with ~I don’t like my mark~ emails! It’s like y’all knew that – today has been hopping with lots of little-critter issues – and even better (depending on one’s perspective), the rest of the week is starting to fill up as well. Works for me – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time Flies

Yikes! Has it really been that long since I updated this blog? My bad!! Wonder if we’d have been even more busy this fall if I had – but since we had a far busier than normal fall anyway, not going to worry about it too much. Things are slow now, which is generally a […]

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 […]

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 […]

New & somewhat improved quote form

Made a couple of changes to the Quote form for your…well, no, really… my convenience. Added a spot for an explanation of when people choose “Other” and also made providing an email address required. If by chance it was you that asked for a quote re: an 800 sq ft (water access) cottage recently and […]

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 […]

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 […]