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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

Ants can lift up to 5,000 times their own body weight, new study suggests – PCT Magazine

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Ants can lift up to 5,000 times their own body weight, new study suggests COLUMBUS, Ohio—High hopes may help move a rubber tree plant (as the old song goes), but the real secret to the ant’s legendary strength may lie in its tiny neck joint. In the Journal of Biomechanics, researchers report that the neck joint of a common American field ant can withstand pressures up to 5,000 times the Read More

Pest Prevention – Moisture Damage from Flooding in Boathouses in Muskoka

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It’s the Victoria Day long weekend here in Ontario and many cottagers are opening their cottages for the 2013 season. The weather can be hit and miss in the spring and it seems we have a little later start this year from the previous couple of years. The weather is always a driving force in the spring pest populations and unfortunately it’s a variable we can’t control. Also, some pests Read More

Pest Control…Just the Facts! – Knowledge, Education and Resources for Everyone.

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Hello Everyone, I thought I’d start with a personal message to get this new blog started off. Blogging is new to me and I’m hoping to make this a fun and informative part of our new website. I intend to share articles, videos and anything else that’s relevant in the hope of providing good solid information that people can trust. You will see content from PCT – Pest Control Technology, Read More

Problems with Carpenter Ants?

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See Below for Videos of Carpenter Ant Nest Treatment Identification Carpenter Ants are among the largest ants in Muskoka. There are several species of carpenter ants that may be found infesting homes and other buildings. Problems with Carpenter Ants are common. Normally workers are black or red and black in color and range in size from 3/8 to 1/2 inch. Winged queen ants may be as large as one inch. Read More