Friday, May 29, 2009

New Ad

This is the new ad that Tamara and Ross worked up today. Of course, the heron picture, which I took, and Jessa edited to remove the background, is the best part - this business is definitely a family affair.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hotel Bedbugs

Barb wrote:

Bedbugs freak me out. I have enough trouble sleeping in motels but the thought
of bedbugs would keep me up all night. What's a squeamish traveler to do??
You're in luck. Unlike some other nasties, bedbugs are relatively easy to see:

If you are travelling and concerned about bedbugs (and you should be, as they're very happy hitch-hikers) soon as you get into your hotel/motel room (or friends or family or wherever):

  1. leave your luggage by the door - away from the bed!

  2. completely strip the bed, (me, I would include any mattress cover as well) placing the bedding someplace other than where you've put your luggage

  3. carefully examine the mattress, paying particular attention to corners, seams, and in the cracks of any furniture

  4. bedbugs are large enough to see - and they also tend to leave dirt behind

  5. if you see any possible indications of either - exit stage left, get your money back and find someplace else to stay

New Profile Picture

Did you notice the new profile picture?

The picture is of a blue heron that likes to hang out around our dock and fish most evenings.... this shot is clearly the best one I've ever managed to get of him.

Things are still moving right along with our new business start up.

Today I checked our Google placement for several of the communities we serve, along with the words pest control - Victoria Harbour, Port McNicoll, Tiny Township, Tay Township, Huronia.

Doing well with all of those - not so well re: Midland, Penetanguishene, Barrie or Orillia pest control services - but we'll get there before long, I have no doubt.

I'm away at a conference in Ottawa this week, but once I get back, will be adding several pages to the website about additional pest control services that Cottage Country Pest Control will provide.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cottage Country Web Site

Well... we're off & running!

We decided to start our new pest control business on Wednesday evening of this week. Now it is Friday and already we have
  • a name: Cottage Country Pest Control
  • a website Lots more to add to it - but the main page is done, and we've added one about spider control and another about managing bats. Lots more to come - geese, mice, bedbugs, roaches, bees, ants, etc. etc.... To begin with, CCPC will deal with any pests covered under Ontario's Structural Exterminator's License, and add services as we obtain additional licenses.
  • business cards
  • customers (only 2 - but, hey, it's a start)
  • equipment purchased and product on its way
  • and of course, this blog.

Hmmm...I suppose my next order of business should be to add a link to this blog from the website! Coming right up.

And then I think I might contact my favourite blog designer and set her to work for me again :) I needs me a badge at least - one for this blog and one for the website, I think.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Got Pests?

No - not the 2 legged kind you chose to bring into the world - we're talking bedbugs, mosquitos, ants, roaches, bats, mice, spiders, snakes, geese... whatever sort of pests you might be dealing with.

Those are the sorts of annoying critters I'll be talking about here.

Cottage Country Pest Control provides reliable and responsible pest management services in Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Penetanguishene, Victoria Harbour, Port McNicoll, Honey Harbour, Port Severn, Warminister - well, you get the idea. If you're in the Georgian Bay area - or Simcoe County - or Huronia - or Tiny/Tay Townships, our licensed technician is available to rid you of pests.

For information about our services and specials visit us at Cottage Country Pest Control.