Three tips for finding the right Pest Control Professional
1. Always deal with a qualified, licensed and insured pest management company. Check with the Oregon Department of Agriculture to make sure your pest management operator is in good standing.
2. Buy value, not price. Since you are paying for professional knowledge as well as skillful application of pesticides, look for someone whose judgment you can trust.
3. If a guarantee is given, know what it covers, how long it lasts, what you must do to keep it in force, and what kind of continuing control, prevention and management are necessary.
Carpenter ants and termites are the two most common culprits that do structural damage and can eat away your equity in your home. If these invaders are not controlled, it can leave you with costly repairs. Bed bugs are another problem that has recently escalated according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
You may have had rats and mice as one of your pets in your lifetime, but we are talking about the type that carry disease. These busy creatures can get into your attic, chew wires, build nests in your walls, get into your food supplies and breed colonies under your crawlspace, leaving droppings that with direct contact can spread disease.
We love wildlife, but sometimes certain critters can become a nuisance and even out of control. Certain steps may need to be taken to protect your home and surroundings. Some common pests may be squirrels, opossums, bats, mice, rats, raccoons, skunks, birds and more. For more information see wildlife services.