WILDWOODS PEST CONTROL BLOG

  • Does Your Home Need Duct Repair

    Does Your Home Need Duct Repair

    Knowing the state of your home’s air ducts is crucial to your health and safety. Depending on the age of your home, your air ducts might be decaying at this very moment.  Older homes typically used sheet metal ducting held together with duct tape, these are particularly vulnerable to duct failure. Over time, the tape […]Read More »
  • 3 Roach Infestation Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

    3 Roach Infestation Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

    As the weather warms and the last vestiges of a mild winter vacate the Willamette Valley, it becomes time once again to become vigilant against many pests — namely, roaches. Roaches thrive in warm, humid weather, so preparing your home to avoid infestations should be a regular part of your spring cleaning. While shaking the […]Read More »
  • How To Identify A Bed Bug Infestation

    How To Identify A Bed Bug Infestation

    Bed bug infestations can be devastating when left unchecked. Bed bugs bite, leaving painful, itchy welts, they spread feces and waste all around a home, and they reproduce and mature quickly meaning even a minor infestation can, in a very short amount of time, become a full-blown disaster. Knowing the keys to identifying a bed […]Read More »
  • Guarding Your Gresham Rental Property Against Termites

    Guarding Your Gresham Rental Property Against Termites

    Gresham’s growth parallels Portland’s at every turn. As Portland population mounts, so does Gresham’s. As urban growth reaches new neighborhoods in Portland, Gresham’s commercial centers expand to accommodate new residents and their shopping needs. The more prominence Portland gains on a national scale, the more aerial images of residential Gresham appear for Portland searches; a […]Read More »
  • Landscaping For Pest Control

    Landscaping For Pest Control

    Spring is approaching, and many Gresham area homeowners are turning their garden over for a jump start on the season’s planting schedule. For these folks, now is the perfect time to consider how your landscaping can contribute to their home’s pest control. These three tips can help their keep rodents and other pests at bay […]Read More »
  • Keeping Your Happy Valley Rental Property Free From Rodents

    Keeping Your Happy Valley Rental Property Free From Rodents

      Property managers in Happy Valley know firsthand how much effort goes into preventing a rodent infestation versus exterminating a rodent infestation. And the former is far more preferable to the latter. If you’re preparing your property for new renters or just gearing up for warmer temperatures, these few tips will help you on your […]Read More »
  • 3 Things To Know About Pests In Your Garden

    3 Things To Know About Pests In Your Garden

    As spring draws ever nearer, many folks in the Gresham, Troutdale, and Clackamas areas are prepping their gardens for colorful upcoming spring blooms. We suggest that when cultivating your decorative, vegetable or ornamental gardens, pest control should be a critical part of your planning. While many plants can withstand the common perils of familiar pests, […]Read More »
  • Why Winter Is The Best Time To Protect Your Home From Pests

    Why Winter Is The Best Time To Protect Your Home From Pests

    While it may be chilly, windy, rainy and altogether uncomfortable outside during Oregon’s winter months, it is actually the most advantageous time to make home improvements to protect yourself against pest infestations. It is the brisk winter atmosphere that influences the seasonal antipathy of many household pests, giving you plenty of time to prepare your […]Read More »
  • Avoiding Flea Outbreaks This Spring

    Avoiding Flea Outbreaks This Spring

    Spring may not have arrived just yet, but by the looks of it, it’ll be wasting no time warming things up once it gets here. That is to say, as spring approaches it’s wise to prepare your home for the inevitable uptick in fleas and ticks. For pet parents with animals prone to flea and […]Read More »
  • Handling Pest Control When You’re A Renter

    Handling Pest Control When You’re A Renter

    As a renter, it can sometimes be difficult to know when, if ever, you are a responsible for a pest control issue, or when your landlord or property manager should be on the hook. In apartments and condos, property managers should be on the constant lookout for any potential issue that could offend tenants as […]Read More »
  • 3 Pest Control Stories You Won’t Believe!

    3 Pest Control Stories You Won’t Believe!

    Pest control is a harrowing business. While many common insects are relatively simple to control, there are far more pests that can pose an imminent danger to pest control professionals. We scoured the internet for some of the most chilling, laughable and downright outrageous pest control stories we could find. Here are a few of […]Read More »
  • Common Pests You Can Protect Your Welches Home Against

    Common Pests You Can Protect Your Welches Home Against

    The quaint mountain village of Welches is home to many a winter-hardened resident, but it’s also replete with vacation cabins and summer getaways. Welches is a breathtaking vacation spot, with the peak of Mt Hood at your doorstep and the vast Mt Hood Forest at your feet, it’s easy to see why this little town […]Read More »
  • 3 Reasons To Choose Local Pest Control Specialists

    3 Reasons To Choose Local Pest Control Specialists

    When dealing with a pest infestation, your main concern is likely the protection of your family and your home. Pest issues can compromise your home’s safety as well as the health of its residents. Pests often bring with them the threat of disease which can be particularly dangerous for homes with small children, elderly or […]Read More »
  • Protecting Your Home From Happy Valley’s Most Common Pests

    Protecting Your Home From Happy Valley’s Most Common Pests

    Winter brings with it a few pest control issues less prevalent in the summer months, and those issues can be compounded if not identified and addressed. Consider these few easy tips to keep your Happy Valley home protected from pests throughout these frigid winter months and well into spring and summer. Seal cracks in the […]Read More »
  • How To Protect Your Pets and Children From Harmful Exterminations

    How To Protect Your Pets and Children From Harmful Exterminations

    There are many pest control solutions that employ caustic chemicals and aggressive treatments that may not be in the best health interests of small children, pets, elderly or infirmed. Often, over the counter pest control solutions cause more problems than they solve, with carcinogenic ingredients that pests quickly adapt to, but humans find precarious at […]Read More »
  • Pest Control Issues That Intensify In Winter

    Pest Control Issues That Intensify In Winter

    Summer and spring have long been considered the problem seasons in regards to pest control. Summer ushers in fruit flies and sugar ants, and spring awakens silkworm moths and beetles. Fall and winter months are less marked by invasive pests, but it’s important for homeowners to be aware of the pest control issues that tend […]Read More »