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Heavy metals in urban soils: Best practices to stay safe

Q: Given the recent news on emissions of heavy metals in Portland, I'm looking for information on which vegetables take up these pollutants from the soil. What else should I be concerned about?

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Will glyphosate poison us or our pets?

Q: We live in a large condominium between NW Naito Parkway and the Willamette River. Our property extends to the banks of the river. Our landscaper has been using a diluted version of glyphosate to control weeds on the ...

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Stay on top of moisture and insect damage or pay the price

An annual inspection helps keep house in top shape

Kym Pokorny | Nov 8, 2017 | News Story

OSU scientists develop improved way to assess cancer risk of pollutants

Better way to gauge cancer risk from pollutants

Gail Wells | May 8, 2015 | News Story

Living with termites in Bend!

Q: I am trying to assess whether my exterminator is giving me accurate information about termite activity in Central Oregon. I am a new home owner of a house built in 1936. Termite activity was discovered during inspection and ...

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Cluster flies: noisy but harmless

Large flies buzz and annoy, clustering together around windows and knocking into lampshades. These are cluster flies — noisy but harmless flies that enter homes through cracks and gaps.

Jul 2018 | Article

Mold Control: Home Inspection Checklist

Guidelines for inspecting your home for sources of moisture and steps for control.

Jeanne Brandt, Susan Busler | Mar 2007 | Article