Cats in the Crawl Space

We often encounter evidence of domestic cats in crawl spaces. Outdoor cats are often encouraged to use a broken screen or other opening to a crawl space as a way to get out of the weather. The owners of the Cat infested house are usually indifferent or totally unaware...

Season Reminders from Nature First Pest Control

We were called out to a client’s home a few days ago because there were paper wasps in her living room. And by now, the nests outside have died off, and next year’s Queens have gone into hiding for the winter. All doors and windows were closed and yet there were new...

Portland’s Winter Ant Problem

Its forty degrees outside. You have turned up the furnace and you are still chilled. As you go to the kitchen to get some hot tea, you notice that there is something moving in the cat’s food dish. Yup, those are ants. You thought that you had gotten rid of them in the...

Do I Have a Rat Problem?

There are several signs that you may have a Rat Problem in your Portland area home. Noises coming from your attic or upper walls could mean you have rats. But, overhead noises could also be other animals on your roof or a tree branch rubbing the house or roof on a...

Do I Have a Rat Problem – Part 2

How serious is having a few mice or a rat under your house? The damages to your home can happen quickly. The largest rodent caused repair bills are usually for replacing the ruined insulation in your attic and crawl space. Chewed water lines and electrical wiring come...

Did your Squirrels leave a door open?

During our Rat exclusion process, Nature First Pest Control has  often discovered that Roof Rats had moved into a house via a hole that squirrels had origionally chewed in the roof area. These Roof Rats quickly occupied the attic and soon the entire house, including...

Portland Or. Mouse Facts

Nature First Pest Control uses no poison baits for mouse control. We use our experience and detective skills to find and block the entry points. This method is allows us to give a one year warranty for mice invading your house. We then use traps to eliminate the...

Tualatin, Beaverton and Portland House Sparrows

House sparrows were introduced from England into the United States around 1850. There are several naturally occurring species of sparrows in the U.S., but they are not considered pests. House sparrows have been implicated in the transmission of more than 25 diseases...

Defense from Bed Bugs, Travelers returning home.

Asked about Bed Bug Prevention, I give these suggestions. When traveling, take along enough good garbage bags to put your luggage and other things in during your stay. Store luggage in the bath tub. Put your computers away in the garbage bags when you are not using...

Tualatin Bed Bug Seminar

I took these notes at a recent Bed Bug seminar held in Tualatin Or. The following is a list of ‘facts’ These facts may change over time. It takes two to three days to have bites show up. New research suggests that most people require multiple bites over a...