LAND O' LAKES - Memorial Day Weekend brings the first wave of summer tourists to the Northwoods. In Vilas County, the population can as much as quintuple during the peaks of the summer season. In Oneida County, the population can quadruple. Many of the visitors stay at their seasonal or rental homes. Right now is a busy time for property caretakers who need the get those homes ready for the season.
Alan Pepin is one of them. Pepin and his wife made a business out of looking after seasonal properties. They call it Northern Knights Services.
"We offer a variety services from home security checks," Alan Pepin said. "Trees down on roofs, those types of things."