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 […]

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 […]

Yep, we’re back :)

Wouldn’t know it though, given how slow I’ve been responding to calls and stuff this weekend. My apologies!! But one day old baby beats carpenter ants any day of the week! My nephew had his first, so no sooner got back from Havelock than I was in the car again to go meet him. In […]

Maybe I’m working him too hard?

Or maybe I just need to buy him a whole case of hats? Poor Ross!  I’ve been keeping him hopping lately. He did get a day off – well, sort of off. He got to stay home and work on getting the dock in this weekend – does that count? I think he’d probably say […]

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 […]

Busy busy

Ross is having a very busy day today! We’re off this weekend – going to nephew’s wedding in Alliston for a couple of days, then to our friends’ cottage for one night (yes we live in a cottage in cottage country, but it’s different going to someone else’s 🙂 ) and then back in time for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mites

Well, it is officially summer! With that comes sunshine, kayaking, fishing, fun … and pests, pests, pests! If you happen to be a pet-owner, (anything from birds to rats to cats and  dogs), a potential problem you should watch for is … infestation by  mites! Mites are arachnids (they have FOUR pairs of legs and […]

HELP! Banquet Happening In My Garage … & I’m Not Invited! Raccoon!

Don’t you wish raccoons were the adorable cute and cuddly creatures you see in cartoons like in Disney’s “Pocahontas”? But yeah, nope. There’s a reason they are classified as pests. And this is true even if you live in Victoria Harbour, where nature is abundant. When you actually get close up to them (not that […]