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The Cottage Q&A is one of the magazine's most popular features. From finding a dead moose in the lake to appealing property taxes, we've been offering expert advice for over 20 years.

What is this brown beetle-like bug in my cottage?

What is this brown beetle-like bug in my cottage?

What are the bugs that start coming into our cottage when the weather gets cooler? They look like some kind of brown beetle. When crushed, they smell like freshly cut grass.

—Bugging out

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Is there anything we can do about noisy PWCs?

Is there anything we can do about noisy PWCs?

Find out what you can do about noisy boaters on your lake.
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Could piles of sawdust be caused by ants?

Could piles of sawdust be caused by ants?

Find out if that sawdust in your cottage is from harmful ants.
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Is there too much iron in our water supply?

Is there too much iron in our water supply?

Find out what reddish stains on your clothing might mean.
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Is our lake water safe to drink?

Is our lake water safe to drink?

Find out how to determine whether or not your lake water is safe to consume.
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Who do we contact to do water safety tests on our lake?

Who do we contact to do water safety tests on our lake?

Find out who to get in touch with if you suspect waste or sewage has leaked into your water.
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How old do you have to be to get a boating licence?

How old do you have to be to get a boating licence?

Learn the age restrictions to driving a boat, whether you have your licence or not.
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Should we worry about bringing our cat to a cottage?

Should we worry about bringing our cat to a cottage?

Find out whether or not bringing your cat to a cottage is cause for concern.
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How far from shore can I anchor a swim raft?

How far from shore can I anchor a swim raft?

Find out how far is too far from shore before placing your swim raft in the lake.
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What is this bug?

What is this bug?

Find out what this creature is and whether or not you need to keep your distance.
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Are bats in Canada virus-ridden?

Are bats in Canada virus-ridden?

Determine your risk of contracting a disease from a bat in Canada.
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