WILDWOODS PEST CONTROL BLOG

  • Gresham Area Landscaping Issues That Can Lead To Infestations

    Gresham Area Landscaping Issues That Can Lead To Infestations

    When defending your home against insect and wildlife infestations, there are a few simple tricks that can make your exterior far less appealing to pests. Consider these few tricks that will help eliminate garden pests as well as pests hoping to find a way into your home. Maintain your gutters and keep them clean. A […]Read More »
  • Preventing Bedbugs – How To Keep Your Home Bedbug Free

    Preventing Bedbugs – How To Keep Your Home Bedbug Free

    Bedbugs are some of the most agitating and formidable pests you can find in your home. They are resilient, fast reproducers who will quickly take over not just your bed but any areas in which they can hide and breed. Their diminutive size makes them easily unnoticed, which further increases their opportunity for infestation, and […]Read More »
  • Wildwoods Pest Maintenance Program For Gresham Restaurants

    Wildwoods Pest Maintenance Program For Gresham Restaurants

    Dealing with recurring pest issues is an unfortunate part of owning a food service business. It’s for this reason that Wildwoods Pest Control offers year-round protection via our unique preventative maintenance program. When pests become relentless, a customized service plan including necessary maintenance is likely the solution for your space. At Wildwoods Pest Control, we […]Read More »
  • Winter’s Worst Pests And How To Avoid Them

    Winter’s Worst Pests And How To Avoid Them

    Keeping your home free from insect infestations in the colder months may seem a bit easier as most insects become far less active as temperatures drop. Wildlife vermin, however, are increasingly likely to invade your home’s lesser used sheltered areas like attics, basements, and crawlspaces to seek shelter from the frigid temperatures. Be aware of […]Read More »
  • How To Tell If Your Home Needs A New Vapor Barrier

    How To Tell If Your Home Needs A New Vapor Barrier

    A vapor barrier provides a layer of protection between your home and your crawl space, and in the exceedingly moist Pacific Northwest a quality vapor barrier is a requirement. When overly damp crawlspaces begin to cause problems in your house, a vapor barrier may solve your wet atmosphere issues. Look for these red flags to […]Read More »
  • Protecting Your Home From Winter Wildlife Infestations

    Protecting Your Home From Winter Wildlife Infestations

    In winter, pests can become even more resolute in their quest to infest. Keeping your home protected from winter infestations will take more than diligent cleaning schedules and an airtight pantry, you may need to employ a few protective measures to keep rodents out of your basements, attics, and crawlspaces and wildlife out of your […]Read More »
  • When To Call An Exterminator

    When To Call An Exterminator

    There are so many pest issues that you can run into when living in the Pacific Northwest. Handling smaller pest issues yourself is certainly conceivable, but on the occasions where a professional is needed, it’s good to know where the threshold is. Aside from swarms of pets or significant pest damage, look for these three […]Read More »
  • 3 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Pest Infestations

    3 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Pest Infestations

    Most pest infestations are entirely preventable, but it takes more than a clean kitchen and airtight pantry to repel pests. There are many factors that influence pest infestations, but keeping an eye out for these three red flags can ensure your home remains free from pest infestations. Gaps Check your home for foundation cracks, gaps […]Read More »
  • Dealing With Compound Invasions

    Dealing With Compound Invasions

    When more than one pest at a time is making a house out of your home, the effect can be overwhelming. Most household pests can be easily and effectively removed, but when dealing with multiple pest issues at once, an easy solution may be difficult to come by. Unchecked termite infestations can weaken critical points […]Read More »
  • When To Call A Pro For an Inspection

    When To Call A Pro For an Inspection

    Pest control issues can quickly go from a minor nuisance to an all-out assault. Many insects and vermin in the Pacific Northwest can be incredibly hard to extricate from a home once they’ve dug their figurative and literal claws in. Knowing when an issue can be handled with a few simple household adjustments and when […]Read More »
  • 3 Reasons To Choose A Local Exterminator Instead of a Chain

    3 Reasons To Choose A Local Exterminator Instead of a Chain

    When your home experiences a pest infestation, there are a few tacks you can take; you can attempt to resolve the issue yourself, you can employ the services of a chain extermination service, or you can reach out to a small, local pest control specialist. Whether the problem is big or small, infestations require prompt, […]Read More »
  • Why You Should Choose Nature-Friendly Pest Removal

    Why You Should Choose Nature-Friendly Pest Removal

    In the Pacific Northwest, we all take pride in our wild natural areas. Oregon is home to hundreds of native plant and animal species and maintaining their habitats is the crucial responsibility of all Oregonians. This is one of the reasons Wildwoods employs natural pest control solutions with minimal environmental impact. When experiencing a pest […]Read More »
  • How To Determine If Your Home is in Need Of Duct Repairs

    How To Determine If Your Home is in Need Of Duct Repairs

    Regardless of the age of your home, it’s entirely possible that you could be a candidate for duct repairs. As the weather grows chillier, it’s crucial that all avenues in and out of your house are secured against cold air and pests seeking shelter. Additionally, damaged ducts can make extra work for your heating and […]Read More »
  • Does Your Home Need A Sump Pump?

    Does Your Home Need A Sump Pump?

    Even though your home was designed to keep water out, in the soggy Pacific Northwest, that’s a tall order. When water accumulates around foundations, even in the rain-hardened Portland area, structural damage is soon to follow. Unless the issue of water collection around your home’s vulnerable areas is addressed, your home could suffer devastating consequences. […]Read More »
  • Does Your Home Need A French Drain?

    Does Your Home Need A French Drain?

    If standing water has ever been an issue in your home’s crawlspace, foundations, or basements, you may be a candidate for a French drain. When standing water accumulates in the undersides of our homes, it can quickly become a health and safety issue. Infestations and standing water often go hand in hand, as do massive […]Read More »
  • Dealing With Nuisance Wildlife

    Dealing With Nuisance Wildlife

    In Portland, Sandy, Vancouver, Gresham, and Clackamas there is no shortage of nuisance wildlife. Skunks, raccoons, and opossums roam the urban, suburban and rural areas, looking for food and a nice warm place to hunker down. Often, that nice warm place is the crawlspace of your home. When nuisance wildlife infests areas of your home, […]Read More »