What a day!

Raccoons, squirrels, ants, spiders, and a duck: it was an interesting day in pest control. Not much went as planned today. It was raining, so that meant no spraying, which sucks because I REALLY want to get everyone that has signed up for mosquito & tick management DONE their first treatment, already, not to mention […]

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 […]

Got mice? Or rats?

This would be the season – rats and mice don’t mind living outdoors when it’s nice out. It’s now, when the weather is starting to cool off, that they start looking for nice warm places to hang out for the winter. You do not want your place to be one of those winter refuges! Prevention […]

well, this is not fun!

I will get out and back to working – and teaching – but in meantime I’m hanging out in a private room at Midland hospital after several days in the ER waiting to be moved. So apparently the after contractor inspections, termites, and other assorted jobs will have to wait a bit. Pneumonia is no […]

And another summer’s in the books….

And what a busy summer it was! Kept trying to keep things reasonable – work weekends only (& do the skitter sprays during the week) BUT it just never seems to work out that way. Thinking that next summer I might just skip the whole teaching thing and focus on pest control full time. Partly […]

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!! […]

Checked your trees today?

Well, they’re here – spongy ldd gypsy moth caterpillars are up in the leaves eating as of this week. Jessa and I are a little annoyed that they have reached the leaves before we managed to get everyone that wanted a spray for them done – darn rain!! We’ve been able to do a few […]

Spring 2022

Another year already! Time flies when you’re having fun. And I have been having rather more fun than I expected to when I took on this pest control gig. I always did like a challenge. And problem-solving. And learning. So, in spite of the fact that I’m way too old to be crawling under houses […]

Winter is on its way

Personally, I do not approve. Especially this year, when the garage is so full there isn’t any room for my poor car. It is going to have to stay out in the driveway and be cold and covered with yuck! Hopefully we’ll get it sorted by the time I have to start driving in to […]

Quick fly by

Yep, we’re up and running, albeit in a Ross-less way … he’s still around and occasionally even answers the phone, and he’s telling us all what to do and how to do it, but not going out on calls these days. As you probably know, the weather has been particularly not cooperative … not rain […]