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Winter Storm Damage Checklist

After winter storms, check around your home and apartment for possible leaks that can lead to mold in the future.

By Susan Busler

Article

Mold Control: Home Inspection Checklist

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

By Jeanne Brandt, Susan Busler

Article

Care and maintenance of wood shingle and shake roofs

Maintenance is essential for the performance of wood roofs. Roofs need to be regularly cleaned of all leaf litter, conifer needles, and debris to limit the growth of organisms such as mosses and lichens. Cleaning solutions, surface treatments, fungal and moss control materials are also discussed.

Online Resource

Surf Your Watershed

Surf Your Watershed (SYW) has provided simple access to a rich collection of watershed information since its release more than 20 years ago. SYW has recently been decommissioned because of technology migration and related security issues.

Article

Mosquito Control Using Outdoor Automated Misting Systems

With the recent announcements that West Nile Virus has been discovered in Oregon, there has been discussion concerning ways to control mosquitoes. One such system that has been developed is to use...

By Brian Tuck

Presentation

Household Arthropods

Guidelines & Principles; Groups of pests: Public health pests, Nuisance, Household, Structural pests

Article

Furniture Carpet Beetle

This beetle is one of the most common pests of dry organic materials found in homes and warehouses.

Online Resource

Healthy Home Partnership

This website provides resources to help identify and respond to hidden household hazards that can impact your health. Home health hazards include asthma triggers such as mold, lead-based paint, radon, pests, injury dangers and poor indoor air quality. Anyone can suffer from housing-related illnesses and injury; however certain groups such as children, the elderly, low-income or individuals with chronic illness are more at risk.

Fact Sheet

Stamp Out Mold in Your Home

One page flyer with helpful hints for stamping out mold in your home.

By Jeanne Brandt

Featured Question

Living with termites in Bend!

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 the exterminator sprayed. 2 months later we found a live termite colony in a...

By Amy Jo Detweiler