Seo Experts Enlightens Readers on How Not Checking for Pests when Buying a Home Can Prove Costly

Portland Pest Control Company Recommends Thorough Check When Buying New Home


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/23/2014 -- Columbia Pest Control today warned home buyers of the need to thoroughly investigate homes for potential pest infestations when purchasing a new property. Although pest infestations are often far from people’s minds when purchasing a new home, they constitute a severe threat to what is often a family’s biggest investment and future asset.

Ants, termites, rodents and other pests common to the Portland and Vancouver area are not always visible, and can cause considerable and unseen structural damage to homes. This structural damage can be severe, impacting the wiring of a home and even its foundations, rendering the new property a dangerous and costly investment.

However, hiring the services of a experienced professional pest exterminator as part of a home buying team can ensure that any potential pest issues are recognized and dealt with, ensuring that a home is in good condition – and a good investment for the home buyer.

“Buying a home is exciting, but it can also be stressful,” said Mike Giskaas, owner of Portland exterminators Columbia Pest Control. “One mistake that home buyers can make is to purchase a new home without inspecting it for signs of a pest infestation. We’ve all heard horror stories – and often they were completely avoidable. I cannot stress enough just how important it is for a home buyer’s peace of mind to include a pest control expert on their home buying advisor team.”

Not all pest infestation signs are clear, and often the damage may not be visible, since many pests nestle into dark nooks and crannies and even in between walls, making them invisible until it’s too late – and potentially a very expensive fix.

Columbia Pest Control offers a home inspection service to all potential home buyers living in the greater metropolitan area of Portland and Vancouver. With over thirty years of experience, the team offers a high level of knowledge and extermination treatments to spot – and counter – all kinds of home infestations, ensuring that home buyers aren’t getting any extra, unwanted and nasty surprises when they purchase a new home.

About Columbia Pest Control, Inc
Columbia Pest Control offers fast, dependable and environmentally safe pest eradication services and maintenance plans throughout the greater Portland and Vancouver metropolitan areas. With over 30 years of experience, the company offers an unrivalled knowledge and service. For more information, please visit


Columbia Pest Control Inc.,
1722 Northeast 119th Avenue,
Portland, OR 97220

Contact: Mike Giskaas
Tel: 503-254-1606