The charming neighborhood of Woodlawn may be experiencing a renaissance of sorts, but its diverse juxtaposition to both old homes and new development makes it especially vulnerable to pest infestations.
Termites are far more common in warmer climates, but an active termite infestation in Woodlawn or anywhere else in the Portland area can do significant damage. There are several species of termites, but around here we just have two that you need to know about.
The best way to identify subterranean termites is the presence of “mud tubes”. These are basically tubes that are typically the diameter of a pencil that go from the soil to the wood that they are feeding on. If you recognize wood that appears to be damaged by insects, you should be looking for hard fecal pellets that fill the excavated galleries. Treatment of termites is varied, but the most effective approach is to inject the soil with a product that will exterminate the nest.
Dampwood termites are commonly mistaken for carpenter ants, but can be distinguished by their two-segmented body (ants have three segments). A dampwood termite will only infest wood that is soft or damp and does not infest wood that is structurally sound. Because of this, the recommended treatment sometimes does not involve using pesticides at all, but just removing the soft or rotting wood.
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At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues.
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