Crawl Spaces and Sewer Lines

It is not unusual for us to find that failures in the sewer lines have caused a rat invasion in a crawl space. The sewer line that connects to your house enters the crawl space or basement and can fail in several ways. Old age combined with tree roots, soil settling,...

Crawl Space Rats have ‘Back Doors’

From a rat’s perspective, any place that he calls home must have a back door as an escape route. All burrowing animals, like the Norway rat, have a great fear of being trapped in a tunnel or confined space when a predator follows them, or tracks them into, an opening....

Toilets, Basements, and Crawl Spaces

A classic example of rat behavior in confined spaces can be found in the Portland, Oregon sewer system, which connects directly to your home. Before the city invested in a separate storm water system, all sources of water, including street runoff from the heavy rains,...

Home Owner Alert

Rats and Mice Cause Structural Damage, Ruined Insulation, Chewed Electrical Wiring, Disease and Smells • Lock Them Out First. Don’t wait weeks for poisons to work. Call Now! • Should I Poison Them? Where do you really think a sick animal will go? • Stop The Smell Get...

Crawl Space Hazards

Home owners and service personnel need to take precautions when entering a crawl space. Prepare the entry area for your exit with floor coverings to keep you from tracking anything into your living area. There are a lot of harmful things floating around in the average...

Gutters and Portland Crawl Spaces

Cleaning your gutters is a vital step in lowering the humidity in your crawlspace and entire home. Mold spores are everywhere and they are waiting for the right conditions to grow and give off spores that cause us breathing problems. 70% relative humidity is enough to...

Insects Found in Portland Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Portland has an advantage over many other remediation companies. Our parent company Nature First Pest Control, has over 27 years of experience dealing with the local crawl space bugs and rodents. This means that our customers receive inspections that look...

Closing Winter Crawl Space Vents in Portland Oregon

We are often asked about seasonally opening and closing the vents in your foundation. Here are some things to think about. Here in Portland it is usually a good idea to close off most, if not all of your crawl space vents when the temperature outside drops below fifty...
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