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 […]

2023 is almost over!

And personally, I’m good with that! 2023 wasn’t all bad – but wow, the last few months have been a drag!! First pneumonia, then a broken wrist – sure doesn’t make this pest control stuff easy. Fortunately, this time of year is pretty slow. Rats, mice, unidentified furry objects (UFOs – most of which turn […]

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 […]

The good old days

Well, it was almost like the good old days. One out of our typical area call, and we actually managed to get it all done pretty much as planned – so better, mostly – than some of the days we’ve had in previous years. Yesterday was the first day of this year that we’ve had […]

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!! […]

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 […]

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 […]

More questions & answers

So, if Ross is retired, who is taking over? Many of you will have met Matt last season – he’s still with us, and in the long run, the hope is that he’ll take over all aspects of the business so that I can retire too. But we’re not quite there yet, so hi … […]

It’s Cottage Week!

For us, I mean. Even though we basically live in a cottage anyway, we still look forward to going away to another. Since pest control is SO seasonal – except for mice and bedbugs – we don’t really get ALL that much time to enjoy it. And going away is better because we don’t go […]

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! […]