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 the obvious swarms of pests or significant pest damage, look for these three red flags before contacting a pest control professional.
Evidence of Bed Bugs
These pesky bloodsuckers reproduce faster than you can treat your last round of painful, itchy bedbug bites. If you’ve noticed telltale signs (clusters of tiny black/brown dots in the folds of your bed and clothes, insects that resemble watermelon seeds, or itchy bites on the upper part of your body), contact a professional immediately.
Never try to smoke out or hose down a wasp nest on your own. These volatile insects have the ability to sting a person repeatedly and they don’t need much provocation. Especially in houses with children or elderly residents, contact a professional as soon as the nest is discovered.
A single rat scuffling around an empty basement can usually be dealt with quickly and humanely, however, once that rodent finds a mate, you’re in for a much larger enterprise. Or if instead of a single rodent you can track the pitter patter of several sets of rodent paws, the time has absolutely come for you to call an extermination professional.
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. Portland’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years. Our service professionals have an intimate knowledge of its metro, suburban, and rural areas and can offer prompt solutions to your wildlife and pest control issues.
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