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The Scene of the Crime

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The Scene of the Crime Detective work is the first step to battling insects, bedbugs and other pests The evidence was unmistakable: bites on the victim, small black spots on the sheets, tiny little eggshells stuck under the bed. Bedbugs had struck at another cottage. “Many people think bedbugs are just a city phenomenon, or they’re only found in low-income housing,” says Mark Sampson, owner of Muskoka Pest Control. “In Read More

Stomp Out Pests

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Stomp Out Pests with an Annual Pest Control Program from Muskoka Pest Control When we look at a cottage, we might admire the architecture, or recall good times spent there, or think about future renovations. When mice look at a cottage, all they think about is how to get in. “Pests don’t get into cottages because they’re geniuses at breaking in,” says Mark Sampson of Muskoka Pest Control. “They get Read More

Do it Yourself Pest Control Goes Wrong

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Man Burns Down Home Trying To Exterminate Ants I came across the following article the other day (See Below) and it got me thinking. When I was done shaking my head in disbelief, It occurred to me that I’ve heard many stories from people over the years regarding all sorts of crazy and unusual methods people have tried in order to eliminate a pest problem. The first thing I should Read More

Defend Your Investment

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Defend Your Investment From Dockside Magazine When does a small ant colony become a big problem? Is it when you see one ant or do you wait until you’ve found ten? Mark Sampson says the answer depends on who you are.  “We all have a different aesthetic threshold,” says Mark Sampson, owner of Muskoka Pest Control. “We all have different opinions on when a little pest becomes an issue worth Read More

Prevention is key in Pest Control

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Prevention is key in Pest Control Keep the ants from marching in with construction pre-treatment Carpenter ants aren’t just pests. They can do significant damage to a home or cottage. That’s why it’s a good idea for anyone who’s building or renovating to take steps in advance to keep them at bay. Prevention is key in pest control. That’s a fact! Be Proactive “People tend to deal with pests on Read More

Woodpeckers can do damage to your cottage

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I’ve got a woodpecker pecking my cottage siding. Do I have Ants? Woodpeckers can do damage to your cottage. But does it mean you have carpenter ants? The short answer is maybe not. This is something that comes up infrequently here in Muskoka, but it does happen. We get 2 or 3 calls per year by cottagers who have a woodpecker pecking the siding of their cottage, doing damage, leaving Read More

Pest Proof Your Cottage – Keep Mice from making themselves at Home

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Pest Proof Your Cottage Keep Mice from making themselves at Home You may not think you’ve put out the welcome mat for mice, but a few common oversights can serve as an open invitation. “Nothing attracts mice more than a bag of birdseed stored in the garage,” says Mark Sampson, owner of Muskoka Pest Control. Firewood stacked by the cottage, or even a sliver of open soffit space can spell Read More

Not for DIY – Stirring up a hidden wasp nest isn’t a do-it-yourself job – Dockside Magazine

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Not for DIY – Stirring up a hidden wasp nest isn’t a do-it-yourself job All day the wasps have been buzzing, circling around the deck and disrupting your barbecue. You can see where they’re coming from – a tiny hole along the edge of the deck – so you grab the can of hornet blaster and take aim. Mark Sampson has a word of advice for you: don’t. “If you Read More

Real Estate Agents should think Pest Control!

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Don’t let pests get in the way of your Real Estate Transaction! In Real Estate, both Buyers and Sellers can benefit from the peace of mind knowing their home or cottage is pest free. A complete inspection and treatment from Muskoka Pest Control is the best way to ensure pests aren’t part of the deal! Don’t let pests get in the way…We offer inspections and treatments  to prevent and control Read More

Dockside Magazine Fall Mice – August 2013

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Too close for comfort Regular inspections and treatments can keep the great outdoors where it belongs: outdoors By Andrew Wagner-Chazalon – For Dockside Magazine As summer winds down and autumn approaches, all of nature begins to shift gears. It’s a beautiful part of the life cycle in Muskoka, and cottagers get to enjoy a close-up look at the annual pageantry. But what do you do when nature gives you a Read More