Gresham termite Control Services

Gresham Termite Control Services

Termite Removal

We strive to be minimally invasive while completely inspecting your home in order to provide a customized comprehensive strategy to rid your home of destructive termites.

Through the identification and treatment we can remove and revent termites from returning and damaging your home even more.

Termite Treatments & Extermination

Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including termite extermination
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including termite extermination

Gresham Termite Control Services

We commonly deal with a couple different kinds of termites in our work as termite exterminators. Treatment methods for both varieties are similar to what we do for ants and other varieties of insect: use a combination of sprays and baits to manage termite populations.

Call now for Gresham termite exterminator services
(503) 784-1669

Dampwood Termite Exterminator

In our work as termite exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including termite extermination
Tap or Click to View Dampwood Termite Characteristics and Descriptions

Colony SizeTermites are social insects which live in large colonies, though the dampwood termite has a smaller colony size when compared with other termite species. There are three castes in their society: reproductives, workers, and soldiers.

Termites are often confused with carpenter ants, though they have a very different appearance.
CharacteristicDescription
ColorBrown
LengthLengths up to 3/4 inch
AppearanceTermite antennae have bead-like segments. The winged reproductives (swarmers) have a pair of long wings (equal in size) attached to the last two thoracic segments. The wings are broken off after swarming. The abdomen is broadly joined at the thorax unlike the narrow abdominal attachment found on ants.
BreedingThe founding male and female create a sealed chamber in infested wood and within two weeks produce approximately 12 eggs. A second batch of eggs is laid the following spring.
Where they liveThese termites infest almost any kind of wood and tolerate very high levels of moisture. They often are found in dock and wharf pilings, logs, stumps, and dead trees – though water-damaged wood in a house or other structure may attract their presence.
Food SourceUnlike carpenter ants, termites do eat wood.
Behavior NotesThe western species swarm in summer through fall. Most species swarm in the evening and are attracted to light.
Signs of presenceBeyond tunnels dug in the ground and in wet wood, fecal pellets are oval with flat sides, about 1/32 inch long and the color of the infested wood.
RisksTermites can cause damage to wood. They do not carry any diseases which affect humans, and are not harmful from a medical standpoint unless there is an allergy concern.

When we engage a client for termite control, we look for the telltale signs of dampwood termites and recommend ways to manage their colonies for the long term.

Call now for Gresham termite control services
(503) 784-1669

Subterranean Termite Control

In our work as termite exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Tap or Click to View Subterranean Termite Characteristics and Descriptions

Colony SizeAn average colony consists of 60,000 to 250,000 individuals but colonies numbering in the millions are possible.

Termites are often confused with carpenter ants, though they have a very different appearance.
CharacteristicDescription
ColorCream-colored to black
LengthLengths up to 1 inch
AppearanceDepends on their position within the colony, though in general they possess large heads and long abdomens.
BreedingA mature queen produces 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per year.
Where they liveSubterranean termite colonies are usually located in the soil from which the workers build mud tubes to structural wood where they then feed.
Food SourceTermites digest cellulose in wood with the aid of special bacteria within their digestive system. The workers prefer to feed on fungus-infected wood but readily feed on undamaged wood as well.
Behavior NotesSubterranean termite colonies are established by winged reproductives which usually appear in the spring. Swarms usually occur in the morning after a warm rain. A male and female that have swarmed from an established colony lose their wings and seek a dark cavity inside which they mate and raise the first group of workers. Both of these reproductives feed on wood, tend the eggs, and build the initial nest.
Signs of presenceBeyond tunnels dug in the ground and in wet wood, fecal pellets are oval with flat sides, about 1/32 inch long, and the color of the infested wood.
RisksTermites can cause damage to wood. They do not carry any diseases which affect humans, and are not harmful from a medical standpoint unless there is an allergy concern.

When we engage a client for termite extermination, we look for the telltale signs of subterranean termites and implement ways to manage their colonies for the long term.

Call now for Gresham termite exterminator services
(503) 784-1669

termite Control Testimonials for Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

OIRC consistently gets 5-star reviews from our customers – the highest praise we can get as a local Gresham pest control business. Here’s what some of our clients have said about us:

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termite Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing termite control problems?
  1. Keep them homeless
    Reduce the available habitat within your home or place of business where a pest might want to set up a home of their own. This means keeping things clean and free especially of food particles.
  2. Seal cracks and crevices
    Pests come in from the outside environment, meaning you can reduce the chances of their taking up residence in your home by sealing up cracks and crevices, particularly around your foundation, eaves, doors, and windows.
  3. Clean up
    Get rid of stacks of newspaper, miscellaneous papers, bags, cardboard boxes, and other material which a pest might use to make a good home or nest. Wipe up spills and crumbs right away, and don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.
  4. Keep a lid on it
    Keep a tight lid on trashcans and empty them often, especially if you are throwing away fragrant or sweet things. When storing food in your pantry and cabinets, store it in tightly sealed containers.
  5. Keep the space dry
    Indoor pests often thrive on moisture. Keep them from getting the water they’re looking for by fixing leaks and not leaving dishwater in the sink overnight.
Can you help if I have a pest problem in my crawlspace?
We are able to perform crawlspace restoration at a reasonable price. If you’ve been quoted a price by one of the big pest control companies, make sure you talk to us before you sign anything, as they tend to charge quite a bit to get into those hard-to-reach places.
What products do you use?
We use a variety of excellent brand-name products which we have tested over the course of our 18 years in business, and we use them at label strength. We never use generic products that produce uncertain results.
Do you perform emergency services?
We can give you emergency advice and often get out to help you with your pest control problem within a day or two. Give us a call to set something up as soon as possible.
Do you have monthly service plans?

There are two reasons some termite control companies have monthly service plans: a desire for a larger stream of income and the use of diluted or insufficient products. We find that when we do our job right, the most we need to visit one of our clients is once a quarter or bi-annually in the spring and fall.

Are your traps humane?

We do what it takes to remove pest control problems, and often that means killing them. Our traps do seek to cause minimal pain to pests as they dispatch them.

Additional tips for termite control inside and outside the home
  1. Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to prevent roaches on your property, and out of your home.
  2. Mowing more often will stop weeds from creating new weeds, and lower the bug population.
  3. Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will prevent insects that might use the roof to gain access to your vents, and inside your home.
  4. Fix leaky gutters, water attracts insects seeking water leaving them to live under your eaves.
  5. Sealing all outside cracks and holes including those for electrical cables, communication cables, plumbing, and around doors and windows, will help to keep outdoor pests outdoors.
  6. Replacing worn weather stripping and door sweeps will help to keep insects and rodents out of your home.
  7. Filling low spots in your property will help to keep the mosquito population low.
  8. Keeping vines and shrubs a foot or more from the home will improve your chances of keeping pests away.
  9. Checking your indoor pets after outdoor excursions can keep hitch hiking bugs out.
  10. Removing debris, and piles of wood, brush, or other materials from your property can cut down on the number of spiders you have to deal with.
  11. Maintain cleanliness in the home always and make the home crumb free. An untidy and dirty home draws all kinds of insects inside the house. Many pests and insects survive on dirt and garbage and nothing is more pleasant to them than crumbs scattered on the floor or the table and unkempt garbage.
  12. Make sure to seal all probably entries in the house. Ensure to check not just the front door but the back door as well. Do not neglect your windows. Seal windows using wire nets, screens o meshes.
  13. Manage your garbage properly. Dispose of empty cans and food packages immediately. Make it a point to take out the trash everyday and keep it sealed tightly when storing it in the garage.
  14. Keep ripe fruits inside the fridge.
  15. Sweep the floors and vacuum theme regularly.
  16. Make sure to comb your pet with a flea comb at regular times and wash the bedding frequently. Vacuum floors, rugs and upholstery that are in constant contact with your pet.

termite Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing termite control problems?
  1. Keep them homeless
    Reduce the available habitat within your home or place of business where a pest might want to set up a home of their own. This means keeping things clean and free especially of food particles.
  2. Seal cracks and crevices
    Pests come in from the outside environment, meaning you can reduce the chances of their taking up residence in your home by sealing up cracks and crevices, particularly around your foundation, eaves, doors, and windows.
  3. Clean up
    Get rid of stacks of newspaper, miscellaneous papers, bags, cardboard boxes, and other material which a pest might use to make a good home or nest. Wipe up spills and crumbs right away, and don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.
  4. Keep a lid on it
    Keep a tight lid on trashcans and empty them often, especially if you are throwing away fragrant or sweet things. When storing food in your pantry and cabinets, store it in tightly sealed containers.
  5. Keep the space dry
    Indoor pests often thrive on moisture. Keep them from getting the water they’re looking for by fixing leaks and not leaving dishwater in the sink overnight.
Can you help if I have a pest problem in my crawlspace?
We are able to perform crawlspace restoration at a reasonable price. If you’ve been quoted a price by one of the big pest control companies, make sure you talk to us before you sign anything, as they tend to charge quite a bit to get into those hard-to-reach places.
What products do you use?
We use a variety of excellent brand-name products which we have tested over the course of our 18 years in business, and we use them at label strength. We never use generic products that produce uncertain results.
Do you perform emergency services?
We can give you emergency advice and often get out to help you with your pest control problem within a day or two. Give us a call to set something up as soon as possible.
Do you have monthly service plans?

There are two reasons some termite control companies have monthly service plans: a desire for a larger stream of income and the use of diluted or insufficient products. We find that when we do our job right, the most we need to visit one of our clients is once a quarter or bi-annually in the spring and fall.

Are your traps humane?

We do what it takes to remove pest control problems, and often that means killing them. Our traps do seek to cause minimal pain to pests as they dispatch them.

Additional tips for termite control inside and outside the home
  1. Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to prevent roaches on your property, and out of your home.
  2. Mowing more often will stop weeds from creating new weeds, and lower the bug population.
  3. Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will prevent insects that might use the roof to gain access to your vents, and inside your home.
  4. Fix leaky gutters, water attracts insects seeking water leaving them to live under your eaves.
  5. Sealing all outside cracks and holes including those for electrical cables, communication cables, plumbing, and around doors and windows, will help to keep outdoor pests outdoors.
  6. Replacing worn weather stripping and door sweeps will help to keep insects and rodents out of your home.
  7. Filling low spots in your property will help to keep the mosquito population low.
  8. Keeping vines and shrubs a foot or more from the home will improve your chances of keeping pests away.
  9. Checking your indoor pets after outdoor excursions can keep hitch hiking bugs out.
  10. Removing debris, and piles of wood, brush, or other materials from your property can cut down on the number of spiders you have to deal with.
  11. Maintain cleanliness in the home always and make the home crumb free. An untidy and dirty home draws all kinds of insects inside the house. Many pests and insects survive on dirt and garbage and nothing is more pleasant to them than crumbs scattered on the floor or the table and unkempt garbage.
  12. Make sure to seal all probably entries in the house. Ensure to check not just the front door but the back door as well. Do not neglect your windows. Seal windows using wire nets, screens o meshes.
  13. Manage your garbage properly. Dispose of empty cans and food packages immediately. Make it a point to take out the trash everyday and keep it sealed tightly when storing it in the garage.
  14. Keep ripe fruits inside the fridge.
  15. Sweep the floors and vacuum theme regularly.
  16. Make sure to comb your pet with a flea comb at regular times and wash the bedding frequently. Vacuum floors, rugs and upholstery that are in constant contact with your pet.

Termite Exterminator in Gresham

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