How are you breathing inside your home?

Simple Idea, Dramatic Results!! Your home breathes. Question: how are you breathing inside your home? Warm air rises. Air constantly flows into your crawl space or basement from outside and is sucked up into your living areas because of the ‘Stack Effect’. Indoor air...

Indoor Air Health Issues

Excess humidity causes breathing problems, mold growth, and supports the growth of dust mites.  High humidity causes damage to furnishings, furniture and wood floors. Dust Mites love our homes in Portland. The average relative humidity here is about 75% to 80%. Dust...

Allergy Help from Nature First

House dust mites, due to their very small size and translucent bodies, are barely visible to the unaided eye. They feed on skin flakes from humans, and animals, and on some mold. The mite’s gut contains potent digestive enzymes that persist in their feces and...

Cats in the Crawl Space

We often encounter evidence of domestic cats in crawl spaces. Outdoor cats are often encouraged by residents to use a broken screen or other opening to enter a crawl space as a way to get out of the weather. These folks are not doing the cats any favors. The owners of...

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 rodent 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...