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Pest Inspections Portland OR

Prevent Pests with Regular Inspections

Old Portland homes often settle over time. Or new renovations can unintentionally leave your home open to pests and wildlife. So it’s a good idea to have a preventative pest control inspection about every twelve months. Regular inspections are part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

That’s why Pest & Pollinator offers complete pest inspections as an affordable one-time service, or regularly at any frequency you’d like. 

How Do I Avoid Pests at Home Naturally?

The best way to prevent pests like rodents, stink bugs & wildlife in the home is to inspect regularly for any openings where pests can enter. Check for gaps under garage doors, around foundation vents, dormer corners and separating gutter lines. Seal any gaps you find greater than a quarter inch with metal to exclude rodents. Use silicone caulking or expanding foam to seal any gaps smaller than 1/4″.

  • Caulking cracks and gaps around windows and door frames, foundations and siding can help prevent spider pests from entering the home to some degree. Anticipate that insect pests will find entry points at places that may not be readily visible to you.
  • Inspect your foundation mid-day on a warm day for evidence of ant trails entering and place bait or repellent where activity is noted.
  • Keep an eye on moisture levels in the soil around your home and take steps necessary to make sure your yard dries thoroughly to prevent occasional pests like centipedes, flies, and springtails from becoming a nuisance.

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Preventative Pest Inspection Facts & Tips:

  • Keep overhanging tree branches trimmed three to five feet away from sides of home to prevent rat, mouse and squirrel access.
  • Carpenter ants & odorous house ants also commonly use overhanging trees and shrubs to access homes.
  • Don’t bother trying to prevent ants in the home by sealing interior cracks & crevices. Odorous house ants will happily enter and exit through tiny holes barely visible to the naked eye. Interior cracks & crevices where ants are entering make the perfect place for your pest control professional to place bait out of reach of pets and children.
  • Preventative inspections for garden pests are part of the best organic pest control practices, and can be done as frequently as twice daily.

Get Your Pest Inspection from Local Pros

Pest inspections are a proven way to prevent pests from getting in your home. You’ll be happier sealing & repairing rodent entry points before they can intrude. This is an important first step to avoiding costly rodent control services. If you’d like a prompt, professional inspection for your home sale or peace of mind, give us a call today.

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Nate Wilson-Traisman
Nate Wilson-Traisman
Keith was wonderful to work with. He understood our concerns about traditional pesticide use and worked with us to find a solution that solved our carpenter ant issue without jeopardizing the health of our garden and pollinators. He's also a down-to-earth guy and wasn't pushy at all. Highly recommend.
Max Macdonald
Max Macdonald
I’ve had wasps living in my hot tub mechanisms for two years. I’ve tried opening it up to find their nest and using other at home remedies to no avail. I contacted pest and pollinators, and Keith come out and took care of the wasps in the same day, without needing to even take apart the hot tub. Would 100% recommend.
Kristl Bridge
Kristl Bridge
Pest & Pollinator has been taking care of our home and business for years - they’re the best!
St. Stephen Catholic Church PDX
St. Stephen Catholic Church PDX
Thank you Keith. You were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Norah Jean
Norah Jean
Keith has been great in helping me defeat the ever annoying and prevalent little black ants in my new unit. Keith is friendly, communicative and answers all of my questions. Definitely recommend!
Tasha Stanion
Tasha Stanion
I love this company as an option for pest control in Portland. I’m working on getting my Backyard Habitat certification and wanted a company that does the IPM pest control method. Let’s protect our local pollinators while still keeping pests out. Additionally, Keith is great. He’s responsive and professional. I recommend using this company’s services!
Emily Sandstrom
Emily Sandstrom
Great and helpful experience with Keith. He was very knowledgeable and thorough and respectful of my specific needs.
Deanna Schindler-Ord
Deanna Schindler-Ord
Keith is fantastic! He was on the same page as me when I asked for help with the ants, but wanted to be sure the spiders, bees & butterflies would be safe. We recently had a random infestation of moths that he helped identify & treat. Highly recommend!
Brandon Loveland
Brandon Loveland
Keith is excellent, thorough, and I highly recommend him for any pest control needs. Very nice guy and extremely professional.

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