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Dealing with Dry Rot

Dry rot is a serious condition for homeowners, and it often begins in the winter. Recognizing the issue and knowing what to do to prevent it is important. If you do discover dry rot in your home, you need to take action quickly. What is Dry Rot and What Causes It? Dry...

Winterizing Your Home

As the temperatures drop and rain and snow become a more common part of the forecast, you want to make sure your home is ready. Winterizing your home doesn’t have to take a lot of time, but it can save you both time and money later on. Weatherproof Your Home Keep heat...

How and Where Water Damage Occurs in Your Home

Water damage is one of the most common issues for homeowners, and it can be one of the costliest. The problem with damage from water in the home is it may not be found for weeks or months, allowing the water to seep into the walls, floors and structure of the...

What You Need to Know About Structural Damage

A lot goes on with your house that you don’t see and may not be aware of. While you may renovate an outdated kitchen or bathroom, paint the walls of your home or replace old carpet, these are not the most important elements of your home. Structural damage can be...

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...