When moss builds up on your pavement, roof or other structures, it isn’t just the curb appeal of your home that suffers. This can also lead to structural damage which, if left unchecked, will eventually require extensive and expensive home repairs. 



While moss buildup can seem overwhelming, eliminating structural moss doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you work with a structural moss specialist with long years of proven expertise in organic moss removal and prevention. With the proper approach and effective moss control measures, you can overcome destructive moss buildup and take back your structures in no time!


Structural moss removal entails special tactics because unlike most plant pests, mosses do not respond to traditional treatments used for common weeds and unwelcome plant growth. Mosses are primitive plants that have survived for centuries because it takes very little for them to thrive—mainly just plain moisture. Other unwanted plants in your lawn or garden transport nutrients and water – and pesticide treatments if you use them – through roots and vascular systems, but mosses don’t have either of these. They lack true stems, roots, or leaves, though they have cells and tissues that wick up moisture that’s critical for their survival.

moss growth in structures

Retaining moisture is critical for mosses to thrive. While you can’t really control humidity, rain or fog that keep structural mosses hydrated and healthy, you can interfere with their ability to stay moist. Ordinary weed killers won’t get the job done, but there are successful organic structural moss treatments that will target this particular weakness. Best of all, they just tackle moss growth and spare your grass and ornamental plants.


Licensed structural moss control professionals like Ryan at Ant & Garden Solutions in Beaverton, Oregon have access to organic moss-fighting products that breach the protection barrier which helps moss cells retain moisture and cause them to dry out thoroughly and die. These products contain fast-acting fatty acids that coat moss and disrupt its protective layer in a similar way dishwashing liquids cut through grease. As fatty acids break through to do their job, cells quickly lose moisture causing mosses to dry out and die. Depending on moss thickness and conditions, structural moss can be totally eliminated over three to four weeks, but these products also help prevent future moss growth.

With moss dried and dead, a structural moss control expert will then remove what remains and apply extra measures to prevent their recurrence. You can also rest assured that our moss killers won’t stain your pavement, concrete, wood and stucco or corrode your galvanized roofs, eaves, and gutters.


Structural moss experts recommend treating existing moss and taking preventive measures for regrowth during springtime and fall. Moss-fighting products have their greatest impact when moss is actively growing during the cool, wet and rainy atmosphere of spring and autumn, although structural moss removal has also found great success even during winter in some moderate climates. Mosses are largely dormant during warm, summer weather.

Maximum results are achieved when treating during the active season, but when no rainfall is expected for several days. This hits moss at its most vulnerable, without rain to rehydrate its tissues or wash treatments away. For heavy, thick moss, structural moss experts will remove as much as possible prior to treatment because the thick layer acts as an umbrella that protects the moss beneath.

You can also prevent moss from returning by having a structural moss removal expert like Ant & Garden Solutions in Beaverton Oregon treat your roofs and surfaces annually.  If structural moss makes a move on your home, our timely and effective moss control treatments can put an end to unsightly growth and potential damage so roofs, structures and other surfaces remain safe and moss-free!

Don’t waste any more time fretting about your structural moss problem. It’s a job best left to the experts so get in touch with Ryan at Ant & Garden Solutions today!

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