It’s here! That time of year when family and friends gather and your home seems to buzz with activity. But what happens when that buzz turns out to be coming from an unwanted pest and not your dinner party? The last guest you want at your holiday event is something with many legs that scurries across the floor. If you suspect a problem, call in the experts to eliminate the pests before your first guest arrives.
Pest control in a residential setting is one of Northwest Pest Control’s specialties. A home is no place for heavy chemical use or trails of traps. In our decades of experience, we have learned to identify what pests are lurking, how they are getting inside, and most importantly, how to get rid of them.
Our highly trained technicians will come to your home and conduct a full inspection to not only find the critters or bugs but also to find the cracks and crevices they are using to enter. We use only non-toxic, environmentally friendly pesticides that are EPA approved because we know people and toxic chemicals don’t mix. No one wants to smell or see residue from a pesticide long after we’ve gone.
But don’t just take our word for how competent we are. Yes, we are biased and pat ourselves on the back, but you should approach with a bit more caution. When choosing a professional pest control service get recommendations and get more than one written estimate. Any reliable pest control company will give you a breakdown of services and a list of the pesticides and other products they plan to use. That estimate should have the total cost of the job.
Make sure the company is licensed. If they don’t have their license information on a website or can’t readily give it to you, check with the Department of Agriculture to see if the company and the applicator are licensed. You can also call the Consumer Complaints Division of the Oregon Department of Justice to check a company’s record.
Before you sign on the dotted line, check the guarantee and don’t sign for multiple treatments unless you fully understand why they are needed.
After you’ve found the best company for the job, ask questions. We welcome you to walk through your house with our inspector or applicator to ask what will be applied where, and how long you may need to stay out of the rooms that were treated. Let us know if anyone has health issues we should be aware of. While our treatments are non-toxic, there will still be a foreign substance in the air that some people may be sensitive to.
Don’t let friends and family be the first to see a 4, 6, or 8-legged pest scurry across the kitchen floor to help themselves to holiday treats. And definitely don’t let them take home bed bugs to ruin their great memories! Contact Northwest Pest Control today to ensure your only guests are those you invited.