A Few Simple Steps Can Keep Rodents Away From Home And Out In The Wild
Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/22/2015 -- With the dawn of a new year, many people make resolutions. At Columbia Pest Control, one resolution that is being urged is to create a pest-free home environment in order to repel typical house pests such as rodents, ants and termites.
"While it can take some time to make a home a pest free environment, the results are well worth it," said Mike Giskaas, owner of Portland exterminators Columbia Pest Control. "Simply keeping your home clean can save time, money and stress further on down the road."
Pests come into environments that cater to their needs: food, shelter and warmth. Simply by keeping a clean home, homeowners can enjoy a rodent-resistant home with the additional benefits of a healthy atmosphere.
There are many simple things all homeowners can do over a weekend to put up a fight against rodents:
Clean out clutter: not only is it unattractive, it's also a great hiding spot for rodents
Clean up the kitchen: ensuring that all food is tightly packaged and properly stored means no food for hungry rodents. Proper storage also ensures that ingredients are always to hand
Ditch the cardboard: cardboard is cheap and useful for storage, but no defense against the razor-sharp teeth of a rodent. Use plastic containers instead.
Clean up the basement: many rodents work their way into a home through the basement. Cleaning out clutter and checking for gaps and then filling them in stops them dead in their tracks
In the course of cleaning out the home, homeowners may note some signs of a rodent infestation – bite marks in food packaging, fecal deposits are two certain signs that an unwanted guest is staying.
In the case of a home infestation, it is recommended to call in professional exterminators to examine the home thoroughly and eliminate the infestation before it grows out of control.
Columbia Pest Control offers a home inspection and humane extermination service to all homeowners 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 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 the company's website.
Columbia Pest Control Inc.,
Company Location: Portland, OR 97220
Contact: Mike Giskaas