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The Best Techniques for Trapping Rats Outside

The Best Techniques for Trapping Rats Outside

Rats are extremely smart. So before you try to trap rats outside, you need the best techniques that don't teach rats to avoid your traps. Luckily, you found the page that has your answers here. Trapping Rats OutdoorsTraps should always be part of a good IPM strategy...

What Scents Will Repel Rats? Using Repellents in IPM for Rats

What Scents Will Repel Rats? Using Repellents in IPM for Rats

Rats are a pain in the butt. And a dangerous pest. Many prefer to simply use some smells that rats hate to repel them for good. Although they’re not a silver bullet, rat repellents can be part of a good Integrated Pest Management strategy for rats, along with sealing...

5 Best Ways to Keep Your Home Naturally Pest Free

5 Best Ways to Keep Your Home Naturally Pest Free

If you’ve ever had to get rats or ants out of the home, you know it can be a nightmare. Don’t let pest control be an afterthought. Follow these 5 simple tips to keep your home naturally pest free. Whether it’s spiders in the basement or a squirrel in the attic,...

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants Without Spraying Chemicals

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants Without Spraying Chemicals

Desperate to eliminate ants? But don't want to spray chemicals? Have you tried cleaning, caulking, or store-bought ant "traps" to no avail? Some get success with ant baits over-the-counter. Others find ants coming back every year no matter what. In this article, we'll...

What is the Most Humane Way to Kill Rats?

What is the Most Humane Way to Kill Rats?

You'd really hate to kill the rat (rats?) you've been seeing in the garden – or hearing in the walls at night. But you know they are problematic for your home & health. What is the most humane way to kill rats? What other methods work to keep rodents away...

Hobo Spiders: Facts, Look-alikes and How To Get Rid of Them

Hobo Spiders: Facts, Look-alikes and How To Get Rid of Them

Startled by a huge brown—gray  spider scurrying across your floor? Wondering if it was a hobo spider & how to get rid of it? Look no further. Before you call the spider exterminator, check these tips to get smart with hobo spider control in the home.Are Hobo...

8 Natural Spider Repellents And How to Use Them

8 Natural Spider Repellents And How to Use Them

When looking for the best natural spider repellents, there’s actually lots of great options. Using all natural spider repellents as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program can be a safe and effective way to get rid of spiders around the house.Why Do We...

Why Portland Rat Control Can Actually Be Green

Why Portland Rat Control Can Actually Be Green

In Portland rat control is incredibly important. We have a multitude of gardens, aging garages and old homes that are totally vulnerable to city rats. This article describes why ignoring rats might create more problems for the environment later, and what we can do...

The Truth About Natural Pest Control Products

The Truth About Natural Pest Control Products

With all the harsh chemicals out there today, people want all natural pest control products for their homes. Generally, natural pest control chemicals are safer for humans and pets than synthetic ones. But they're not always regulated the same. This article explores...

Pioneering Portland’s Best Trees to Plant for Climate Change

Pioneering Portland’s Best Trees to Plant for Climate Change

New pioneer gardeners and habitat restoration managers are wondering which species might be the best trees to plant for climate change. This article explains why we think Willamette Valley Ponderosa pine and Oregon white oak might be the best trees to plant to stand...

Best Rodent Control Means Facing Portland’s Scary Rat Problem

Best Rodent Control Means Facing Portland’s Scary Rat Problem

In Portland, we want the best rodent control. But we also want to be careful with poisons and traps. Read on to learn more about Portland's serious rat problem & get this rat exterminator's pro-tips for smart rodent control. Portland Rat Problem The Portland rat...

Essential Guide on Getting the Best Outdoor Rodent Control

Essential Guide on Getting the Best Outdoor Rodent Control

Seeing a rat in your backyard during the day? Wondering what keeps rats away outside naturally? This article reviews the basics of outdoor rodent control using IPM so you can get back to enjoying your backyard. How to Control Rodents Outdoors NaturallyIn most cases, a...

Why Essential Oils Aren’t Great for Getting Rid of Ants

Why Essential Oils Aren’t Great for Getting Rid of Ants

Looking for an all natural pest control solution for ants? Have you tried endless cleaning, homemade all natural ant sprays, sprinkling cinnamon–and ants just keep coming back? Read carefully to learn why essential oil ant repellents can make ants worse, and how to...

A More Compassionate History Of Pest Control

A More Compassionate History Of Pest Control

The ancient Sumerians are usually referenced for the first recorded pest control using sulfur compounds to control insects & mites. The most detailed sources say that sulfur dust was actually rubbed on the body to control insects & chigger mites. I searched around curious to learn more, but didn’t find an original source to confirm this. The original statement was almost implying it was first used as agricultural use of a pesticide.

How To Make Peace Instead of Spraying For Spiders

How To Make Peace Instead of Spraying For Spiders

In Portland spider habitat is abundant. Outdoors, they’re an important part of the food chain. Indoors, their presence is not appreciated. With the right information we can begin to rethink some of our fears and misunderstandings about spiders. This article will help us make the right decisions for pollinators & wildlife. Let’s look at a few techniques on how to make peace with the spiders around your home.

Essential Guide on How to Get The Best Ant Control

Essential Guide on How to Get The Best Ant Control

If you’re in Portland, sugar ant control in the springtime can be a struggle. Kitchen windowsills, sinks & showers are their favorite haunts. Sugar ants aka odorous house ants are tiny pests that get into food and crawl over people & pets. This article will walk you through the integrated pest management approach on how to get rid of sugar ants.

5 Things You Need To Know About Squirrel Removal

5 Things You Need To Know About Squirrel Removal

Zebra mussels, wild boars, and Burmese phythons are famous examples invasive animal pests. In the Everglades wildlife biologists report the pythons have slurped up to ninety-five percent of the small mammals there. And thats just in twenty five years of pythons being escaped in the Everglade ecosystem.

Insider Guide: What Pesticides Do Pest Control Companies Use?

Insider Guide: What Pesticides Do Pest Control Companies Use?

Frustrated with ants that never go away? After the fifth trip to the hardware store for ant control baits & sprays, you might ask yourself: “What pesticides do pest control companies use?” This article will summarize a few chemicals and how they’re best utilized. I’ll also make some recommendations for pollinator safety.

How To Distinguish Invasive Species From Good Ones

How To Distinguish Invasive Species From Good Ones

You may have noticed convoys of Portland pest control trucks patrolling the highways and backroads of the metro area. Or maybe you’ve recently had to call one yourself. Pest control is something most of us have grown up with. But what is the definition of pest? One species that’s a pest to one may not be to another. For Portland pest control, our two main urban “pest” species are rats and ants. Why do we define rats and ants as pests?

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