The pest control experts at The Bug Man take their jobs seriously. That’s because they understand what they’re up against.

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), pests are more than just a nuisance; they actually pose significant dangers to people and property.

“Pests can compromise a building’s structural stability and can even put property at risk for fire,” the NPMA writes. “Public health officials attribute the quality of life we have today to three things: better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation and better pest control.”

Better pest control is what The Bug Man is all about.

For more than 30 years, The Bug Man has provided safe, effective, and environmentally sound pest control services throughout the Portland and Vancouver metro areas.

What’s It Like To Be A Portland Exterminator?

First of all, it starts with recognizing that there’s much more to the job than simple extermination — a term that’s increasingly out of fashion.

What The Bug Man does is provide pest control services that not only eradicate problem pests but help prevent new infestations from happening in the first place.

Anybody can show up and spray a bunch of chemicals into the cracks and crevices of your home or office, but that’s like putting a Band-Aid on a bullet wound: It might stop the bleeding (temporarily), but it doesn’t address the significant damage that’s going on behind the scenes.

The Bug Man doesn’t just kill bugs. Their primary objective is to solve pest control problems while having the least amount of impact on the environment — both inside and outside your home or business space.

Pest Control in Portland and Vancouver

What’s it like to be a Portland exterminator? It often starts with recognizing patterns.

For example, many pests enter structures in the fall, hibernate during the cold winter, and emerge to wreak havoc and destruction in the springtime.

So if it’s winter, the pest control techs at The Bug Man know it’s time to get to work, since winter is an absolutely critical time to control for pest infestations.

To be an exterminator in the Portland area means to be up-to-speed on the latest in environmentally conscious pest control services in and around the following structures:

  • Schools
  • Multifamily housing
  • Commercial and professional office spaces
  • Retail spaces
  • Amusement parks/public parks
  • Restaurants
  • Food processing plants
  • High-tech facilities
  • Health care facilities
  • Government buildings (GSA)
  • Manufacturing plants

It also means to be aware of pest control best practices — as well as the most common pest control myths — in order to effectively eradicate and control the Pacific Northwest’s typical buggers, including (but certainly not limited to!):

  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Fleas
  • Rodents
  • Wasps
  • Roaches
  • Bed bugs
  • Stink bugs
  • Silverfish

Finally, it means adhering to a strict regimen of continuous education and training in order to remain current on state licensing requirements.

The Bug Man Pest Control Services

A typical day in the life of an exterminator in Portland and Vancouver includes reviewing ongoing treatment plans while also inspecting the properties of new clients in order to set up an Integrated Pest Management approach specific to their needs.

Remember, if you see a few bugs on your kitchen floor, that means there are many thousands more hidden from view. It’s always best to have problems checked out sooner rather than later, so be sure to call The Bug Man at 503-284-6269 or schedule a service request online.

Interested in learning more about what it’s like to be a Portland exterminator? Think about becoming one yourself!

That’s right — The Bug Man is hiring. Call today!

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