Almost the end of March and still with the snow! On the plus side though, the weather means a later start to the majority of the pests that are a problem up here in cottage country… but of course, that’s a bigger plus for you than for us
We’re still dealing with bedbugs, mice, squirrels and the occasional bat problem… looking forward to the return of spiders and carpenter ants though!
One problem we had a run on last spring was raccoons in boats – momma raccoons who thought people’s boats were a really good place to set up shop and have their babies.
Not that hard to get rid of, really – but they can do some damage better avoided while they’re there.
SO – the trick is to make your boat (garage, trailer, whatever) unpleasant for momma – she won’t stick around a location that doesn’t feel secure, at least not when she’s in momma-mode…
so why not wander out to your boat and clear some snow off – give it a good bang on the sides, kick the trailer tires, whatever … once in a while? And while you’re there, have a look around – for any indication of critter visitors (pawprints? foodbits?) and/or unauthorized entry? What can it hurt just to make sure?
Heading pest problems off before they start is always preferable (that means cheaper) than dealing with them once they’re well established – but if you do discover a problem, give us a call at 705-534-7863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help you with it anywhere in Tay, Tiny, Severn, Simcoe or the Muskoka area.