Commercial

For over 30 years we have provided environmentally responsible Commercial Pest Control services for the Vancouver WA and Greater Portland OR areas.

Your business shouldn’t suffer because of a few bugs, nor should the people in your building.

One rat is enough to shut down a restaurant. One case of bed bugs could cost you an entire building’s worth of tenants. The wrong type of chemical getting blasted in your school could keep students out for weeks.

We’ve seen some nasty infestations in our day. Portland’s been a hotbed for bed bugs, ants, termites and beetles. Some make themselves more apparent, like an actual rat sighting, and in other cases the pests know how to stay hidden and build numbers behind walls. Here’s the ugly truth with commercial infestations: if you see a pest, you’ve probably got a problem.

Some of the commercial spaces we commonly service are:

  • Multi-family housing
  • Commercial/Professional Office Spaces
  • Schools
  • Retail Spaces
  • Amusement Parks/Public Parks
  • Restaurants
  • Food Processing Plants
  • High-Tech Facilities
  • Health Care
  • Government Buildings (GSA)
  • Manufacturing Plants

Commercial Exterminator PortlandIn this, we are experienced with meeting the audit requirements for the Food Storage and Distribution Industry such as: AIB (American Institute of Baking), Cook and Thurber (Quality Safety Audits for food, beverage and packaging industries), and TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential).

Our Pest Control Technicians are required to be licensed through the Agriculture Department, and they must take continuing classes to maintain their licenses.

One of the biggest problems an infestation can pose is the time you lose when it’s being treated. That’s why we get in and out as quickly—and efficiently—as possible.

The last thing we want to do is nuke the place. We approach problems with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – a strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests through products that are least harmful to the environment. If there’s a non-product approach for solving a problem, then we’ll use it.

Most issues can be dealt with during business hours, but we can schedule something in off-hours if it’s necessary. We will work with you to find the best time for you.

Many of our customers choose recurring prevention services, as it’s assuring to know your pest problems are being treated before they even occur. It takes regular, routine pest control to keep infestations away, something many business owners don’t have time for.

Like we said, it doesn’t take much for a pest to cause serious harm to your business. Rodents cause diseases, roaches are dirty and can cause asthma. Wasps sting. A yellow jacket can tear through sheet rock!

We’ve been doing this for 30 years. Our commitment is to cost minimal downtime, while ensuring those pests don’t come back for a long time.

If you think you have a pest problem, it’s best to get it checked out. Call the Bug Man to schedule an appointment – prevention is the best way to keep your space productive and pest-free.

Commercial Pest Control FAQ

What type of bed bug control do you offer?

We offer complete bed bug services, treating all affected areas. Contact our office for preparation information as well as inspection & treatment options.

How long does the bed bug treatment last?

Bed bug treatments depend on the severity of the infestation, as some circumstances require multiple treatments. Our treatments are effective so long as the bed bugs are not reintroduced.

A renter found a roach (ants, mouse, etc.) in her apartment. Does this mean every unit needs to be treated?

No. One pest is inconvenient, but not worthy of an entire treatment. That said, often times a pest sighting is indicative of a nest being nearby. If that renter has repeated sightings, then he/she should contact The Bug Man.

What types of businesses use your services?

We service all types business with pest control issues.

What do you know about the special needs of my business?

We are knowledgeable about many pest control issues, so whether your need is general or specific then we can usually solve it or keep it under control. We have been trained to handle a variety of situations and have years of experience behind us.

Can’t I have one of my staff take care of this, or the handyman? Why should I hire a professional pest control company?

Some minor issues probably can be handled by your staff or a handyman. Other issues, like carpenter ants, termites, roaches, rodents (the list goes on), are more difficult to handle. In these cases, a professional pest control company should be consulted.

The last pest control company did a treatment, but the pests came back. Why?

Pest control products are made to break down. This is good for the environment, but makes it difficult to control certain pest problems over time. It’s not unusual for issues to be resolved for sometime and then reoccur down the road. Some circumstances call for on-going routine pest control service.

If I don’t treat the pest problem, what can I expect?

If a pest problem is untreated, it will not only persist but could also get worse.

When will I see results?

This depends on the pest involved or the scale of the infestation. Most circumstances take time to solve. Most infestations differ, so this can be discussed when you book an appointment with The Bug Man.

How long does the treatment last?

Again, this depends on the specific pest being treated. It can range from 30 minutes to several hours.

How many treatments do you need to do?

This is pest specific, and will vary for what we’re treating.

What types of pests are most common in this area? In businesses like mine?

Pest ants and rodents are the most popular – then there’s a variety of other issues like moles, roaches, silver fish and carpenter ants. The Pacific Northwest has many pests…the list goes on.

What do you use to treat the problem?

We have a variety of products and they are specific to the pest issue. We utilize Integrated Pest Management techniques which address environmental changes, building out, blocking off and so on. Contact our office for specifics related to our treatments.

Do you use bait or sprays or both?

We use both. The choice depends on the specific pest issue. We have a variety of options and will use the product that works best for your situation.

How did these pests get into my property in the first place?

Some pests come in directly from the outdoors, some attach themselves to cardboard boxes or other items brought in to the work environment from the outside. Ants come from the exterior and come into work spaces through cracks and crevices. There isn’t a single answer though as pests enter through many different ways.

How can I prevent them from coming back?

It is important to recycle all card board materials and other paper products. Take out garbage on a routine basis. Make sure that doors and windows are sealed properly, vent screens are tight in both the attic and crawl space areas. Moisture issues attract a variety of pests and should also be addressed.

Do a few bugs or others signs of pests need to be treated? At what point does it make sense to get a treatment?

When the numbers build to a point that you notice them, it’s time to get treatment. Same goes if you are bothered by a specific pest, like any yellow jacket or wasp activity. For example, one or two ants is not a reason to panic, but seeing lines of ants or ones in different places is a reason to consult a professional.

The pests are here in the building. Why are you working on the exterior?

They usually enter from the exterior, so we start with the source of the infestation.

Will your treatment affect my workers? My equipment? My landscaping?

No. Our treatment causes no disruption to your health, machinery or property.

What after-effects should I expect from the treatment?

You could find dead ants for a period of time, if that was your infestation problem. Otherwise our goal is to control your specific issues without leaving any trace of the infestation or its treatment.

Can we work in the building while you do the treatment?

Sometimes we do ask you to leave for a period of time. Other times you do not have to leave. This is all specific to the site and pest.

When do you schedule your visits?

Usually Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. For after-hour requests, we will work with you to find the best time.

How do you calculate your price?

This is pest specific. We can give you a bid for your specific situation.

What payment methods do you take? Can you invoice me?

We take cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card. We can invoice you.

Why do you recommend preventive pest control?

Some pest control issues are habitual, and due to our climate or the environment you live in. Preventive pest control might be necessary for recurring issues.

What type of training do your technicians have?

All Pest Control Technician are required to be licensed through the Agriculture Department and must take continuing education classes to maintain their license. We also provide in house training for our Technicians.

Are you licensed, bonded and insured?

Yes

Do you offer a guarantee?

That depends on the specific pest issue. Call our office for more information.

Our Dedication to the Enviroment

Our objective is to leave little or no impact on the environment. If there is a non-product approach that we can use to solve a particular problem we do so. This concept is called Integrated Pest Management or IPM. IPM is the ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests through a combination of practices such as biological control, habitat manipulation, and modification of cultural practices and the use of resistant varieties.

In our community we see a variety of pest problems.

The primary pest issues which customers contact us about are listed on our Bug Library page.

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