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Fall Home Maintenance to Prevent Pests

As autumn arrives and cooler temperatures take over, many pests are looking for a warm place to set up residence. They just might find your house appealing if it’s convenient and easy to access. Here are some fall home maintenance tasks to do before winter sets in to...

Where Do Pests Go in Colder Weather?

You’ve been battling flies, ants and wasps all summer long. Other pests may have taken up residence on your property as well. Now that the weather is cooling off, you’re hopeful to get a break from dealing with these creatures. Bees and Wasps As the temperatures drop,...

Fact or Fiction: What You Don’t Know About Mice and Rats

Mice and rats are some of the most destructive pests in homes today. They can wreak havoc everywhere, from little used spaces like the attic to busy areas like the kitchen. The result is damage that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. Here are some facts and some...

Bites and Stings: The Health Hazards of Household Pests

Household pests can be more than just a nuisance. They can be a hazard to you and your family. In fact, some insects can even be deadly with their bites or stings. It’s important to be able to identify these dangers, prevent them and treat them if they do occur....

Tips for Keeping Your Attic or Basement Clean

Your attic, basement or other unfinished or unused area is prime territory for dusty, grime, and clutter. If left as it is, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for pests, including mice, rats and poisonous spiders. Here are a few tips to keep this space clean and...

Identifying Common Oregon Household Pests – Part 2

We’ve discussed many common household pests, how to identify them and what danger they pose in a previous blog post. However, there are some more culprits you need to be aware of, which can also cause harm to your home or your health. Wasps Wasps are a common pest...

How to Identify Common Oregon Household Pests Part One

Most household pests in Oregon are quite talented at hiding. They engage in their destructive behavior at night when everyone is asleep. Then, they disappear when everyone is up and moving around. If you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of one of these pests on their...

Tips to Prevent Rodent Infestation

Mice and rats as well as other rodents cause thousands of dollars of damage to homes every year. Yet, they are hard to find and even more difficult to remove for the average homeowner. The best method of treatment is prevention and you can take some steps to keep...

Pest Control Advice When Buying a Home

You just bought your dream home or you placed an offer on the perfect property and it was accepted. You’re already dreaming of how you will decorate the place and what you will enjoy most about living there. Your dreams can quickly turn into nightmares if you don’t...

Why Your Basement Needs a Sump Pump

If your Oregon home has a basement, a sump pump is needed for home protection in order to combat and prevent structural damage which can happen from standing water. Even if it’s just a crawl space, you’re sure to need the sump pump at some point in the future, so it’s...