Protecting Your Oregon Log Home From Pests

Protecting Your Oregon Log Home From Pests

It’s a tale as old as time; preventing damage to your log home is always less expensive than fixing a catastrophe. In Oregon, log homes take a beating from the weather. Wind, rain, near-constant dampness. Even high desert log homes deal with frigid Winter snow and ice storms.

Mother nature also throws log homeowners a curveball in the form of pests. Beetles, carpenter bees, carpenter ants, and termites are just a few of the bugs that can quickly destroy a log home. Far too often we’ve witnessed absolute destruction of a log home due to pest damage. The bitter-sweet news is that pests are relatively easy to prevent.

The most important thing to know about pest infestations

The most important fact to know is that pests love cracks. Be on the lookout for cracks in your logs. These are the perfect “front door” to them, and they’ll use cracks to begin to break down your logs and start eating/boring into them.

Luckily, cracks and air gaps are easily fixed with Chinking. You can read more about our chinking & weatherization process by clicking this link.

If you have a pest infestation in your Oregon log home, or want to prevent them, please contact us!

Give us a call at 541-343-8838 or fill out the form below to schedule your estimate!

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