Friday, July 17, 2009

Spider Sprays

'Tis the season - when the spiders get very busy spinning their webs and making a mess of the exteriors of your home, business or cottage - especially if you are fortunate enough to be located anywhere near open water.

Spiders LOVE to be near water - which is why they can be a real problem to those with boats or waterfront properties.

Cottage Country Pest Control differs from other companies - we offer a non-chemical alternative (although we will use the standard spray if you prefer) and we take the utmost care to ensure that the products we use do not end up in the lake - even if that means the job will take longer or require a different approach.

We don't just SAY we are environmentally responsible; we are environmentally responsible.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Got Geese?

Goose mom with her babies out in the water where they belong
We don't...but many of our neighbours do.

Geese can make a real mess of your lawn and docks. Ross has spent a lot of time working on ways to manage waterfront properties to keep the goose poop to a minimum.

The solution is generally multi-faceted - in most cases, landscaping is the biggest issue - but there are other options as well.

In addition to advising you on how to manage your goose visitors - or better yet, dissuade them from even bothering to stop by - he also has all of the equipment needed to completely clean & disinfect your docks, lawns & walkways.

Need a clean up before a special event? Give Cottage Country Pest Control a call at (705)534-7863.

Want to stop the geese from using your property as their toilet? Call him for that, too.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Carpenter Ants

We are getting quite a few calls about carpenter ants ... they seem to be really liking the weather conditions this year.

Carpenter ants tend to be bigger than the more common ants we find in and around our homes and cottages. They do not all look the same, as they have different characteristics depending on their role in the ant colony.

While carpenter ants don't actually eat wood, they do bore through it to make their tunnels, and leave sawdust in their wake.

Treatment for carpenter ant infestation includes locating and treating the nest, spraying and baiting all areas and perimeters, and the application of insecticide dust where needed. Follow up applications are often required.

Cottage Country Pest Control provides extermination services for carpenter ants. As always, the earlier you intervene, the better - it costs less to treat when the infestation is caught early - and, of course, there will be less damage done to the wood in your home or cottage.