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Don’t Gamble with Pests!

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Protect your property from unwanted guests! You spot a lone mouse creeping around your deck, and a few carpenter ants near your front door. Oh well, you think, at least they’re outside. Don’t be so sure about that, warns Mark Sampson of Muskoka Pest Control. Although they are part of Muskoka’s natural environment, mice and carpenter ants are exceptionally skilled at finding ways into your home or cottage. Mark advises Read More

Do you worry about Bed bugs at the cottage?

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Do you worry about Bed bugs at the cottage? Bed bugs are hitchhikers!! Renters, guests and friends coming and going at the cottage can bring unwanted pest problems. Good inspections are important. Know What to Look for! It’s important to know what to look for! What do Bed bugs look like? Where do they hide? Taking the time to learn a little bit can save you a lot of expense Read More

Repel Pests and Invaders with the Experts at Muskoka Pest Control

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Effective Prevention Keeps Ants and Pests Outdoors They’re out there, and they always will be. That’s just fine… as long as ‘out’ is where the pests stay. “Carpenter ants are a natural part of the ecosystem,” says Mark Sampson, owner of Muskoka Pest Control. “The problem occurs when they come into the cottage.” See our Carpenter Ant Videos here Mark, his son Mike Sampson, and their team have years of Read More

Bear Visits the Office

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It’s Never Boring Around Here! So…..We had a visitor the other day at 130 PM in the afternoon by what appears to be a second year bear cub. Getting brave these days. This fellow has been seen during the day quite a bit. We have had numerous sighting and just as many reports of Bears in the area. He doesn’t seem to be deterred by noise or people. Move along Read More

Mice Can Chew Car Wiring Easily

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Is your Car at Risk of Mice Damage from chewed Wires? If you store your car, your truck, or any other vehicle with wiring such as lawnmowers etc., then you should think about rodent protection. Over the years I’ve seen more instances of Mice chewing wires, nesting in engine compartments and all the related issues that go along with that. Many of us get busy in the fall and we Read More

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