26 Years ago, we named our company NATURE FIRST, because we knew that our friends and neighbors were looking for a green and more organic choice in pest control and extermination services.
We took a different path than the rest of the industry. While there were many commercial accounts that required long term programs with monthly visits, most homeowners in the Portland area really did not need that type of service. The treatment methods that were the industry standard in most of the country, were literally overkill in Oregon. We embraced the idea that spraying anything is always the last step in a thoughtful process that starts with asking the right questions. First, we identify, and when possible, fix the environmental reasons for your pest or rodent problem. On this site you will find dozens of conditions discussed, that contribute to, or directly cause, insect and rodent problems. You will find that we are knowledgeable, helpful and patient when we give you information and advice about your situation.
When necessary, to protect you, your pets and property, we may use products that are on the “Low Impact Pesticide List” and the “Reduced Risk List”. This industry has made huge advances in the safety and efficacy of pest control products approved for home use. We now know so much more about the biology and relationships between insects, rodents, and the eco systems that we are all a part of. As an example, building a home on what was a bare field, creates a micro climate that encourages some pests, and discourages others.
Every property we service is unique, and so is our treatment. If you see a pest control truck drive up with a big tank and spray rig, you can bet that almost all their customers get the same spray, in the same concentrations, in the same ways. That is very efficient and cost saving, to the other company. Our equipment of choice is a one-gallon hand sprayer, not two hundred gallons of the same mix for everyone. Nature First does not believe in laying down chemical barriers. If we spray the foundation of your house, we do not want to force the insects that are already inside to stay inside. We will use products on your foundation that the insects will not detect. Insects freely walk across our treated areas. In this way we achieve a much bigger impact on insect populations than with traditional barrier treatments. And, with a lot less product use.
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Common sense is the most valuable tool in natural pest control, and it isn’t so common. You must be a detective to be a good pest technician in this area. A one size fits all approach is not sufficient here.
Nature First has observed two new pest invaders arrive in Portland over the past 15 years. Odorous house ants have invaded to the extent that they have displaced most of the native carpenter ant species. These ants are hard to eliminate, and they require a whole green approach to exterminate them. Roof rats arrived in Portland a few years ago and have become a huge pest control issue. Roof rats often use the holes that squirrels have opened on your roof.
Fall in Portland Oregon brings out the most aggressive behavior from bees and wasps. These nests are at their largest and the workers and guards are very aggressively defending their territories. Wasps are traveling long distances to hunt for protein to raise new queens for next year. These yellow jacket queens will hide over winter and start totally new nests next year. Destroying wasp nests now will prevent some new nests near that location next year.
If you have a problem, we will solve it. Guaranteed! Call for a Free Estimate!
Pest Control Portland – What you’ll not get from us
- No restricted pesticides
- No large volume spray rigs
- No fumigation
- No soil injections
- No minimum wage drifters
- All our work is guaranteed.
Green Pest Control Service
Green Eco-friendly Pest Control & Exterminators using Sustainable, Organic, Natural and Green methods. We safely eliminate Ants, Mice, Rats, Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Fleas, Cockroaches, Spiders, and Termites.
Rodent Control and Extermination
Mouse and Rat Control require great detective skills when using green extermination methods. We often crawl around a house on hands and knees to locate all the rodent entry points.
Denying rats and mice an entry to your structures, is the first and most crucial step in eliminating them. This painstaking inspection process helps us provide natural, pet safe, rat and mouse control and extermination.
We offer “NO POISON” total rodent elimination with long term warranties. We never put poison bait boxes around your house. This is a temporary band aid to a much more serious problem.
Stay away from any company that puts out bait and assures you that the rodents will leave your house and go to water. This is total BS. We use no bait. We seal the entry points, trap the invaders, and we guarantee the results for one year!
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Crawl Space Clean Out
We offer crawl space clean out and restoration services for our customers who have discovered that rats and mice have damaged their crawlspaces and attics. Nature First Pest Control always inspects the attic of a home with a rat problem.
We know that a rat or mouse invasion in the basement makes it likely that we will find the attic insulation has also been damaged.
Member of National Pest Control Association
Department of Agriculture AG-L0073581CPO, CCB#207725, An Established leader in Natural Pest Control in Oregon and Washington. We strive to ‘exterminate’ naturally. We proudly serve the following areas:
- Forest Grove
- Happy Valley
- Johnson City
- King City
- Lake Grove
- Lake Oswego
- North Plains
- Oregon City
- West Linn
- Wood Village