At Antworks..our Services include….Bed Bugs, Termites, Spiders, Rodents, Fleas, Hornets, Roaches, Ants, Box Elder Bugs, Meal Moths, Pest Control in the Portland, Beaverton,Vancouver Area
The Bedbug has arrived in Portland again. Like the German Cockroach….you can become infested by bringing them into your home with used furniture, appliances, etc. Obviously you can pick up hitch hikers by sleeping in infested beds in hotels or they can simply jump on your luggage when you travel. Unfortunately…there are literally hundreds of ways you can get a bed bug infestation. Also like the cockroach….this pest can be very difficult to get under control. Bedbugs are highly resistant to most insecticides. Thorough inspection and treatment is imperative. Treatment includes…. treating cracks, crevices, under baseboards, infested luggage, light and power outlets, etc. We also employ mattress covers and interceptors. See our Vancouver, Portland pest control bedbug website
There are a couple types of termites we Exterminators and Pest Management Professionals deal with here in the Portland, Beaverton,Vancouver Area.
Only infest really “damp wood”…this is wood that is pretty much consistently soaked thru and thru. With this pest… it’s best to remove the infested wood and repair the problems that make the wood so wet. Also the new and surrounding unfinished wood structure can be treated with a borate material to prevent future wood destroying pests.
This pest lives in the soil and creates mud tubes from the soil up to wooden structures. Treatment for this pest includes treating the soil below these mud tubes. Because this is a “social insect” we use the same material for this pest as we do for ants. Inspection and correction of conducive conditions is also important.
Regardless of the species….yellow jacket, bald face, etc. Again…..this is a “social insect”. We use the same material that we use to control ants. This material is so potent that all that is needed to control this pest is put some of this material at the entrance to the nest….which unlike most other social insects, is pretty easy to locate.
Treatment for this pest includes knock down of webbing and treatment around eaves, doors, windows, ceiling and wall junctions. Treatment of foundation walls and outside perimeter of structure. Also treatment of crawlspace and attic with ULV machine can help but can be odorous. A repellant, micro-encapsulated material is usually most effective and long lasting for this pest.
This pest can be very difficult to control under even the most ideal conditions. Lots of preparation is necessary. I have found that baits and non-repellant materials seem to work best for this pest. This pest gravitates toward moisture and food related areas. Cracks and crevices and behind refrigerators and stoves need most attention. Often this pest requires some sort of follow up. The most common cause of infestation is by bringing this pest into your home or business on used furniture, appliances, cardboard, etc.
The best way to control this pest is through “exclusion”. Inspection is key….location and repair of entry points. There are a number of materials that can be used including baits, traps, glueboards, etc.
Box Elder Bugs
Treatment on days of high infestation is best….usually clear, warm sunny days. This pest will usually come back year after year about the same time.
Treating for fleas is pretty straightforward but does require some preparation. Treatment includes carpets, furniture, areas frequented by pets, the pets themselves. The materials we use to treat for fleas has an odor and you need to stay off treated surfaces for at least 4 hours.
Including Indian meal moths, fruit flies, etc. Treatment includes getting rid of infested food, treating harborage areas, sometimes employment of pheromone traps is necessary. That is pretty much is what we do at Antworks Pest Control in the Portland, Oregon – Vancouver Washington area