Is Your Crawlspace Pest Free?
With the cold winter months upon us, keeping pests out of your crawlspace, e.g. raccoons, opossums, rats, and mice, is imperative to avoid damage to your home or business. Pests can also take over your walls and attics if given the opportunity in the Vancouver, Portland, Camas, Gresham, and Beaverton areas.
A pest infestation can result in extremely expensive repairs to your property, and can also pose a threat to the area as well. Pests will infest any vulnerable residence that provides an adequate space for nesting and protection from the elements. Often times, pests will infest the crawlspace before attics or other places when available. There are many things that property owners can do to prevent pest infestation in greater Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas.
Pest Infestation Prevention
You should always keep your yard clean, ensure property entries are secure, and keep your crawlspace moisture free. It is common for pests to first invade your lawn and yard before entering the home. Keeping your yard in order will go a long way in preventing pest infestations. It is important to keep bushes and trees well-kept, wood and other items tucked away from the property, and pools/hot tubs should always be covered. Your crawlspace can be easy to overlook, however keeping this area tidy and moisture free is absolutely necessary in pest infestation prevention.
Know who you are dealing with
Pest prevention also includes knowing about the pests in your area.
Raccoons and Opossums: When these pests decide to inhabit your home, it is in your best interest to call a pest professional, as attempting to remove them yourself can be dangerous. These pests are known for being violent against household pets and can have diseases too. The best way to prevent raccoons and opossums from infiltrating your property is to keep your crawlspace immaculately secured and moisture free.
Mice and Rats: When rats and mice choose your home for shelter, food, and nesting, they can cause serious damage to the structure of your home. These pests tend live in walls and crawl spaces. Rats and mice also leave droppings and chew through clothes and furniture. The best way to prevent a mice and rat infestation is to keep your home tidy, and by keeping all entries secured.
Calling a pest control professional is the guaranteed method to ensure your pest infestation is eradicated quickly and efficiently. Do it yourself methods can be dangerous, time consuming, and are more often than not, unsuccessful. Pest professionals are educated when it comes to pest behavior patterns making them the best suited for removal of your annoying pests.
Experienced Pest Professionals
If you are having a pest infestation in the Vancouver, Portland, Camas, Gresham, and Beaverton areas, call Pioneer Pest today. One of our licensed pest professionals would be happy to assist you in removing any annoying pests from your property. Call today to schedule an appointment!