Pest Control Services
'Specializing in eliminating carpenter ants, termites, spiders, wasps and other pests'
To better serve you, we've compiled a few common pest control questions that
we're frequently asked. Also, please find below some helpful tips and links
to more information.
Q: What areas do you serve?
A: Permagon Pest Control serves Washington County and the Greater Portland area.
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Permagon has been providing pest control services since 1981.
Q. How can I help prevent a bug and pest problem?
A. Please see our Free Tips below where we've compiled several Pest Control Tips for your home or business.
Free Tips on Pest Control
Change your outside lights to yellow-tinted "bug lights." They do not attract flying insects. They can be purchased at most retail and home improvement stores.
Integrated Pest Management For Your Home
Definition of IPM:
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a decision-making process that anticipates and prevents pest activity and infestation by combining several strategies to achieve long-term solutions. Components of an IPM program may include education, proper waste management, structural repair, maintenance, biological and mechanical control techniques, and pesticide application
|What does an IPM service involve?||An IPM service requires time & effort to: inspect & monitor pest activity; employ procedures; make suggestions for eliminating points of entry & resting areas; & deter potential pest infestations and/or reduce existing ones.|
|What is your responsibility as a homeowner in an IBM program?||Your continuous involvement & participation are needed to implement your pest control technician's recommendations for an effective program.|
|What is habitat modification?||Homes have different microhabitats which provide food & water & harborage for pests. Decreasing the availability of suitable habitats for pest and denying access into the home may control infestations.|
|Does IPM eliminate the use of pesticides?||An effective IPM program may include the use of pesticides. However, the amount needed will likely be reduced|
|When pesticides are used, how are they applied?||The appropriate use & applications of pesticides are spelled out by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency & others, and will vary according to circumstances. Your pest control technician will tell you where and how pesticides will be applied in or near your home.|
|Pest/Sites of Pest Activity||Habitat Modification/Sanitation|
Wall voids; gaps under doors & around utility piping; house plants; cracks in pavement; under landscape timbers, rocks & mulch
|Remove food sources & seal all cracks & crevices. Locate & eliminate nests; correct drainage in house plants; seal cracks in pavement and concrete slab.|
Pets; wildlife; neighbor's pets; carpets; furniture; pet bedding; yard
|Vacuum carpeting & furniture; keep pets in your own yard; proper pet treatment; remove wild animals from structure.|
Garbage; faulty plumbing; eaves; attics; light fixtures; wall voids; puddles of water & other moist areas
|Install or repair screens; change lighting; improve drainage; remove garbage daily; keep trash cans clean and tightly covered; repair cracks around siding, windows & doors.|
Flour; potpourri; spices; cereals; rice; beans; dry pet food; stored clothing; woolen rugs.
|Inspect foods & packaging prior to storage; store foods in glass/plastic containers; clean up spilled foods; rotate dry goods; store only clean cloths.|
Mice & Rats
Kitchen cabinets; stored food; storage areas; wall voids; inside appliances; closets; firewood; attics; garages; basements.
|Install physical barriers; eliminate food & water; remove nesting sites; inspect incoming boxes.|
Attics; garages; porches; eaves; exhaust; vents; nearby trees; utility lines; chimneys.
|Install chimney caps & screens on roof openings; remove tree branches in contact with home; repair holes in soffit & along roof.|
503-357-0715 or 503-640-8964