Mus musculus, Apodemus sylvaticus and Peromyscus maniculatus…bless you! Actually, these are the scientific names for the common house mouse, field mouse and deer mouse. This time of year, these rodents look to make your Muskoka cottage their home. Mice are considered a major structural pests. They can cause serious damage, economic loss, health hazards and an unsanitary environment. Unwanted mice are considered vermin and spread disease through their parasites and feces. In North America, breathing dust that has come in contact with mouse excrement has been linked to hantavirus, which may lead to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Not normally found in cities, deer and field mice ...
Prevent Mice at your Muskoka Cottage
September 27, 2018
Muskoka Light Pollution Solutions
August 10, 2017
Light Pollution. We have all heard the term many times before, partially because in recent months a plethora of information has been published on topics surrounding this issue. But what really is the problem? Simply put, light pollution is the wasteful by-product of our society’s seemingly obsessive desire to light up every place and every thing we encounter at night. Light pollution is insidious, even in Muskoka. It creeps slowly into our communities, rural areas and even lakefront retreats with almost every renovation or new building project. It isn’t necessarily the result of people’s negligence but rather their lack of ...
Internet at Your Muskoka Cottage
July 27, 2017
Is Internet at your Muskoka cottage frustrating you? Join the club! I can't tell you how often I hear my Lake Joseph neighbours complain about the speed (or lack thereof) of their internet service. Keep in mind, we are in cottage country paradise, not a bustling high tech metropolitan area. Unless you are on a working vacation I recommend unplugging and unwinding. That being said, I have the privilege of working in Muskoka which comes with the disadvantage of relying on the internet. So, I feel your pain. There are times when we need internet and times when we crave it. Especially ...
Spring Cottage Life Show 2017
March 23, 2017
Spring is in the air - and at the Cottage Life Show! Next weekend, Friday March 31st through to Sunday April 2nd The Internation Centre in Mississauga hosts the Spring 2017 Cottage Life Show. Cottaging in Muskoka is a lifestyle all of it's own and the Cottage Life Show features many related exhibits to enhance the cottaging experience. Get excited about the upcoming Muskoka cottage season! The Dock Party - the social hub of the show, proudly serving Muskoka Brewery beer, Muskoka Lakes Cranberry Wine, Georgian Bay Spirit Co., and Walter All-Natural Caesar Mix. Better still proceeds benefit the Cottage Dreams Cancer ...
Mosquito Free Muskoka
June 10, 2016
Who wouldn’t like to enjoy cottage life in a mosquito free Muskoka this summer season? Today’s guest blog and mosquito free Muskoka cottage properties come to us, compliments of Skeeter Patrol. "What's that sound? Wait, there isn't one." I'm sitting enjoying my cottage oasis in Muskoka, where I've spent many hours and more dollars creating. The sweat on the glass of my cold drink drips as I await the belated sound. Only the thrum of a boats engine, as it cruises by, interrupts my tranquil peace. I sit and contemplate what is happening. Where is that warning sound - the ...
Boathouses of Muskoka - What's Trending
May 20, 2016
One aspect of Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph, that adds to our cottage country allure, are our boathouses. One of my favorite past times is cruising the lakes to see what is being newly built, current renovations or alterations taking place and to admire the history of the structures adorning the shorelines. Every boathouse is unique. Each possessing its own character, telling the story of its inhabitants - the vessels in which we enjoy countless hours of leisure time and then put to bed under the protection of their homes. Over the years I’ve compiled many photos of these unique ...
Opening Your Muskoka Cottage For The Season
April 15, 2016Cottages Home Improvements Muskoka Properties My Services Of Lake Of Land Real Estate News Waterfront What's Going On
Opening After the Winter The winter full of ice and snow leaves a mark on everything, and this includes your cottage in the beautiful Muskoka, Ontario region. You will need a few things to be sure the opening goes smoothly. These include keys to the cottage, food for at least a week, clean clothes, flashlights, a large supply of assorted batteries, a supply of bottled water, refreshments and beverages. The equipment includes large coolers full of ice, and some hand and small power tools for repairs. On the Road Travel time is is a good opportunity to think of ...