Termites in Ontario

Did you think termites where a southern US problem? Or a US problem, at least? They are, of course. But guess what? Termites are not limited to the US. Or even to southern parts of Ontario. We have termites, too. And it stands to reason that we will have more. Winter weather – deep freezing […]

Of course we are still here!

But Google has disappeared us. I am not amused. I’m still going back and forth with them, but for the time being, I can’t get a single blessed customer support person that can, apparently, see reason. They just keep telling me that we don’t qualify to be on the map. Which is fine by me!! […]

Weather watch

So much unpredictability this season! The weather is not cooperating! Or perhaps more accurately, the weatherman is not cooperating. IT would be ever so much easier to plan the guys’ days if we could believe whatever the weather people posted. Supposed to rain but it doesn’t; not supposed to, but it does. And always, always, […]

And….we’re off….

Not off as in on holiday, but off as in we are getting a pretty full on stream of calls finally. Slow start to this season – not a bad thing, actually. Full days, but not packed & running full tilt is clearly better for old guys. Not that Ross is getting old, or anything! […]

And so it begins…

Even though I have yet to send my annual email  (my bad – BUT I got through a condensed semester with all my marks done & submitted early AND got my gall bladder out last week, so…. yeah… )  I’ll get there! But it was a beautiful day and a whole bunch of people decided […]

Beekeeping

Well, I don’t know that I’m interested enough to spend money to set up hives – but did attend a beekeeping course this weekend. Mostly, I was hoping to get more information so that I’d be better able to help people that call about swarms of honey bees. We do get a fair number of […]

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 […]

Rainy days & spider sprays

Darn rain!!! Got Ross’ calendar filled and then some – and the bleeping rain just messed that all up. Truth is that it doesn’t actually have to bring everything to a standstill; rain doesn’t actually wash the product we use away once it’s set (about 20 minutes) …. so he COULD still spray and as […]

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 […]

Wasps & Hornet season

Still dealing with lots & lots of carpenter ants these days – but now the hornets & wasps are demanding their bit of attention too. They are obnoxious this year!!!! Part of the problem, for us, is that many people wait to call about them… by the time they give up on trying to solve […]