Our Coverage during COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen COVID-19 shut down cities in Europe, jump from country to country, and make its way over the oceans. As more cases are reported worldwide – including Clark County and the greater Portland Metro area – employers are taking steps to keep their employees and clients safe.

Whether it’s telecommuting from home when possible, or limiting face-to-face meetings, we’re all coming together to minimize the potential damages. The Bug Man is no different. We want to assure our clients and our crews that we are taking every available precaution.

During this hectic, uncertain time, it’s important to know what the facts are. The Bug Man will only speak to what we have control over, and that includes how we work in and around your home.

Our Pest Control Technicians

They follow best practices concerning the use of personal protective equipment and making sure they have all of the required equipment, such as:

  • Respirators
  • Gloves
  • Coveralls
  • Safety Glasses

Once on a job, we take extra steps to protect ourselves and our clients, including:

  • Washing hands deliberately and as needed
  • Removing shoes before entering a home
  • Doing as much work on the exterior of the home

Our Trucks

While we don’t have complete control over our surroundings on a job site, we can control how we arrive and depart a residence, business, or other facilities. The Bug Man trucks are not only outfitted with pest-control equipment but kept clean on a daily basis.

We wipe down vehicle handles, steering wheels, seatbelts, and wherever else our hands may come into contact with. Our technicians rarely – if ever – have passengers in their cars and are responsible for keeping the cabs clean. Disinfectant wipes are part of every truck’s inventory.


Our Portland OR Pest Control Office

Most of our estimators, inspectors, technicians, and clients meet each other on-site to get a true evaluation of the situation when it comes to pest control. Every home and business has its own specific circumstances that can only be evaluated at the source.

Because of this, our office workers and administrators are quite insulated from interactions with others. By following the same precautions in an office environment that we ask of our technicians, we feel confident that work will not be interrupted.

While the COVID-19 virus has affected many worldwide, we feel the precautions we had already in place put us in a great position to deal with this kind of situation. In fact, it has only doubled our resolve to remain safe in the office, on the road, and at your home.

So if you are having problems with ants, spiders, or other 4-, 6-, and 8-legged pests, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Bug Man. We’ve always put the safety of your home or office – and the people inside – first. We’re still open for business and have taken the steps to make sure we for a long time.

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