November 2014 - Ottawa pest control

November 2014 - Hammer Home News

Dear Friends,


Just a few weeks ago the Ottawa Citizen posted a great article that I felt was worth sharing and many of you may be able to relate. Ottawa’s mice and rats are on the move, disturbed by construction of the light rail train, big road and bridge construction as well as new home builds, there is a significant rise of pest issues this Fall in our city.


To read the full article, feel free to go to this link,


and despite all those reasons above and the article, most homes have no choice but to accept the possibility of a pest issue. Recently, not only were my sellers left with the responsibility of having to contact a pest abatement company but I too found myself today speaking with a Wildlife Specialist from Nature’s Way, in my 1970s built home about the possibility that I may have a problem in my home too!


Just the quick visit to add bait in my attic and traps in my basement cost me $170 with tax, in two weeks if I should continue seeing the little buggers the expense might come to almost $800 to alleviate. We are hoping they find a new home somewhere soon!!!


In the meantime, if you or someone you know requires a pest control company, I encourage you to consider Nature’s Way, great customer service, friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are great and they warranty most of their work for up to three months.


Hope you are all doing well and getting ready for the Holidays! Stay warm,




Rachel Hammer


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Local real estate agents had near-record sales in October, but higher inventory levels are turning the city into a buyer’s market, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Ottawa Real Estate Board.



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612 Martinique Lane

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This Month's Trivia Question:
From my current listing at 612 Martinique Lane, which room am I sitting in, in the video tour?

The first five individuals to respond correctly will win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.

Email your answers to

Only one winner per household will be awarded a gift card and all previous winners must wait a minimum of 30 days before being able to win this trivia question.

Thank you and good luck!


Last Month's Trivia Question:
Which one of my current listings is located in Bridlewood?

The Answer was:  29 Windbrook

Congratulations to: Jeannie N.,Jason G.,Jen T.,Christine A. and Chantal W. were the first to correctly answer last month and win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.

Rachel Hammer, Broker

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