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Dropping on my window
Dropping on my window  

Small pile of droppings
Small pile of dropping  
I recently returned from vacation to find what appears to be dropping on my window sil.  The windows are milgard vinyl windows.  Can you identify this stuff?

Thanks,
Richelle

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Hi Richelle,

It is pretty obvious that the droppings may be coming from the weep holes in the window frame. This may indicate something within the wall around that window.

I hope you saved the droppings because I really can't identify them from the pictures. Please collect a sample and take to a trained professional for identification. Most pest control firms will have someone on staff who is qualified to do this. Or sometimes they may come out and take a look at where the droppings are. Some droppings you can see enough detail to identify them with a good hand lens, others you need a microscope.

I hope this steers you in the right direction.

Rene' Kesecker
Good Earth Pest Company
Corvallis Oregon

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I can thoughtfully and truthfully answer any questions that deal with insects or rodents that are entering or around structure, especially those found in the Northwest. Our company specializes in low impact pest management.

Experience

I have been involved in the pest management industry since 1981. My husband and I own The Good Earth Pest Company, which provides service to homes and businesses throughout the mid Willamette Valley. We are a second generation pest management firm. I served as the first woman president of the Oregon Pest Control Association and currently serve on the Professional Women in Pest Management council for the National Pest Management Association. Good Earth was the first company based in Oregon to be certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association, meaning we have met of exceeded the high standards set by our industry leaders.

Organizations
I am currently the Chairperson for both the Legislative and Scholarship committees for the Oregon Pest Control Association and a Member of National Pest Management Association where I serve on the Board of Directors and Professional Women in Pest Management Committee. We are Certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association. Our company is a member in good standing of both Oregonians for Food and Shelter and Associated Pest Management.

Publications
I have assisted in the annual reviews and co-authored the Structural and Occasional Invader chapters of the Northwest Pest Management Guide, published by Oregon State University. I have assisted in the production of the Oregon Pest Control Association, Intergrated Pest Management Technician Training Manual, this publication is still in progress. My articles on pest management have been published in local newspapers such as Gazzette Times, Albany Democrat Herald and Itemizer Observer.

Education/Credentials
My formal training in the pest management field has come from years of experience and continuing education provided throughout the years by our state association, national association and leaders in our industry. Although I now manage our office I once worked in the field performing repairs, termite treatments and general pest control. I am still a certified applicator in the state of Oregon and activly partitipate in continuing education.

Awards and Honors
Certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association. Our entire staff is held to the highest of standards having met or excedded benchmarks in areas such as enviromental stewardship, background checks on all empolyees, Safety and having drug free employees to name a few.

Past/Present Clients
We currently manage many large condo complexes and provede pest management for a large firm that manages homes for the disabled. This requires highly trained technicians and office staff that can handle any situation human or pest related.

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