SE Portland Mouse Control Service

Local Mice Extermination
Local Mice Extermination

Nearly Two Decades of Mouse Extermination Experience

As pets, mice can be cute. However, Homeowners agree having them invade their home is not acceptable. Mice can spread diseases, cause structural damage to your home or business, and they breed quickly too.

Nearly Two Decades of Mouse Extermination Experience

As pets, mice can be cute. However, Homeowners agree having them invade their home is not acceptable. Mice can spread diseases, cause structural damage to your home or business, and they breed quickly too.

Nearly Two Decades of Mouse Extermination Experience

As pets, mice can be cute. However, Homeowners agree having them invade their home is not acceptable. Mice can spread diseases, cause structural damage to your home or business, and they breed quickly too.

Locally Owned and Operated Mouse Control Services

Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including mouse extermination

SE Portland Mouse Extermination Process

Our $65 inspection will identify entry points and the source of the attraction. Then you can choose to move forward on your own or have us fully eradicate your infestation with a multi-prong approach including:

  • Blocking entry points
  • Mouse and rodent baits
  • Rodent traps

We are dedicated to providing the best value and customer service to our clients. Call us for a free no-obligation quote.

More About Mice

Beyond our initial treatment, we take the time to educate our clients about ways to capture mice on their own and reduce the temptation for them to come inside in the first place. Here are a few facts that may assist your understanding of these pests and how to best deal with them.

Mice Characteristics & Descriptions
The house mouse is the most common rodent which lives in close association with humans. Typically, the house mouse is slightly smaller than the deer mouse.
Characteristic Description
Color Gray
Weight 1/2 to 1 ounce
Length 6-8 inches, including tail
Other Physical Charactaristics Pointed muzzle, large ears, small eyes and body
Breeding Females reach sexual maturity in 35 days, and produce 48 young per year on average. Largest litters are produced in the spring
Life span One year
Where they live Build a nest in dark, secluded areas where there is little chance of disturbance, and in areas where nesting materials such as paper, cardboard, attic insulation, cotton, etc. are readily available
Eating Habits Their foraging territories are small usually no more than 20 feet in radius; however, if abundant food is nearby they nest within four to five feet. They nibble on food, preferring items such as seeds and cereals. They feed at dusk and just before dawn
Behavior Good climbers, can jump 12 inches high and down from 8 feet. Very social in their behavior, very inquisitive about things in their environment, and readily explore anything new
Signs of presence Good climbers, can jump 12 inches high and down from 8 feet. Very social in their behavior, very inquisitive about things in their environment, and readily explore anything new
Health Risks The major health risks associated with house mice are salmonella contamination and leptospirosis. Different species of mice such as deer mice may be carriers of other diseases

Call Now for Mouse Control Services
(503) 784-1669

[acf field=’pest’] Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing [acf field=’pest’] control problems?
  1. Keep them homeless
    Reduce the available habitat within your home or place of business where a pest might want to set up a home of their own. This means keeping things clean and free especially of food particles.
  2. Seal cracks and crevices
    Pests come in from the outside environment, meaning you can reduce the chances of their taking up residence in your home by sealing up cracks and crevices, particularly around your foundation, eaves, doors, and windows.
  3. Clean up
    Get rid of stacks of newspaper, miscellaneous papers, bags, cardboard boxes, and other material which a pest might use to make a good home or nest. Wipe up spills and crumbs right away, and don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.
  4. Keep a lid on it
    Keep a tight lid on trashcans and empty them often, especially if you are throwing away fragrant or sweet things. When storing food in your pantry and cabinets, store it in tightly sealed containers.
  5. Keep the space dry
    Indoor pests often thrive on moisture. Keep them from getting the water they’re looking for by fixing leaks and not leaving dishwater in the sink overnight.
Can you help if I have a pest problem in my crawlspace?
We are able to perform crawlspace restoration at a reasonable price. If you’ve been quoted a price by one of the big pest control companies, make sure you talk to us before you sign anything, as they tend to charge quite a bit to get into those hard-to-reach places.
What products do you use?
We use a variety of excellent brand-name products which we have tested over the course of our 18 years in business, and we use them at label strength. We never use generic products that produce uncertain results.
Do you perform emergency services?
We can give you emergency advice and often get out to help you with your pest control problem within a day or two. Give us a call to set something up as soon as possible.
Do you have monthly service plans?

There are two reasons some [acf field=’pest’] control companies have monthly service plans: a desire for a larger stream of income and the use of diluted or insufficient products. We find that when we do our job right, the most we need to visit one of our clients is once a quarter or bi-annually in the spring and fall.

Are your traps humane?

We do what it takes to remove pest control problems, and often that means killing them. Our traps do seek to cause minimal pain to pests as they dispatch them.

Additional tips for [acf field=’pest’] control inside and outside the home
  1. Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to prevent roaches on your property, and out of your home.
  2. Mowing more often will stop weeds from creating new weeds, and lower the bug population.
  3. Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will prevent insects that might use the roof to gain access to your vents, and inside your home.
  4. Fix leaky gutters, water attracts insects seeking water leaving them to live under your eaves.
  5. Sealing all outside cracks and holes including those for electrical cables, communication cables, plumbing, and around doors and windows, will help to keep outdoor pests outdoors.
  6. Replacing worn weather stripping and door sweeps will help to keep insects and rodents out of your home.
  7. Filling low spots in your property will help to keep the mosquito population low.
  8. Keeping vines and shrubs a foot or more from the home will improve your chances of keeping pests away.
  9. Checking your indoor pets after outdoor excursions can keep hitch hiking bugs out.
  10. Removing debris, and piles of wood, brush, or other materials from your property can cut down on the number of spiders you have to deal with.
  11. Maintain cleanliness in the home always and make the home crumb free. An untidy and dirty home draws all kinds of insects inside the house. Many pests and insects survive on dirt and garbage and nothing is more pleasant to them than crumbs scattered on the floor or the table and unkempt garbage.
  12. Make sure to seal all probably entries in the house. Ensure to check not just the front door but the back door as well. Do not neglect your windows. Seal windows using wire nets, screens o meshes.
  13. Manage your garbage properly. Dispose of empty cans and food packages immediately. Make it a point to take out the trash everyday and keep it sealed tightly when storing it in the garage.
  14. Keep ripe fruits inside the fridge.
  15. Sweep the floors and vacuum theme regularly.
  16. Make sure to comb your pet with a flea comb at regular times and wash the bedding frequently. Vacuum floors, rugs and upholstery that are in constant contact with your pet.

[acf field=’pest’] Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing [acf field=’pest’] control problems?
  1. Keep them homeless
    Reduce the available habitat within your home or place of business where a pest might want to set up a home of their own. This means keeping things clean and free especially of food particles.
  2. Seal cracks and crevices
    Pests come in from the outside environment, meaning you can reduce the chances of their taking up residence in your home by sealing up cracks and crevices, particularly around your foundation, eaves, doors, and windows.
  3. Clean up
    Get rid of stacks of newspaper, miscellaneous papers, bags, cardboard boxes, and other material which a pest might use to make a good home or nest. Wipe up spills and crumbs right away, and don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.
  4. Keep a lid on it
    Keep a tight lid on trashcans and empty them often, especially if you are throwing away fragrant or sweet things. When storing food in your pantry and cabinets, store it in tightly sealed containers.
  5. Keep the space dry
    Indoor pests often thrive on moisture. Keep them from getting the water they’re looking for by fixing leaks and not leaving dishwater in the sink overnight.
Can you help if I have a pest problem in my crawlspace?
We are able to perform crawlspace restoration at a reasonable price. If you’ve been quoted a price by one of the big pest control companies, make sure you talk to us before you sign anything, as they tend to charge quite a bit to get into those hard-to-reach places.
What products do you use?
We use a variety of excellent brand-name products which we have tested over the course of our 18 years in business, and we use them at label strength. We never use generic products that produce uncertain results.
Do you perform emergency services?
We can give you emergency advice and often get out to help you with your pest control problem within a day or two. Give us a call to set something up as soon as possible.
Do you have monthly service plans?

There are two reasons some [acf field=’pest’] control companies have monthly service plans: a desire for a larger stream of income and the use of diluted or insufficient products. We find that when we do our job right, the most we need to visit one of our clients is once a quarter or bi-annually in the spring and fall.

Are your traps humane?

We do what it takes to remove pest control problems, and often that means killing them. Our traps do seek to cause minimal pain to pests as they dispatch them.

Additional tips for [acf field=’pest’] control inside and outside the home
  1. Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to prevent roaches on your property, and out of your home.
  2. Mowing more often will stop weeds from creating new weeds, and lower the bug population.
  3. Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will prevent insects that might use the roof to gain access to your vents, and inside your home.
  4. Fix leaky gutters, water attracts insects seeking water leaving them to live under your eaves.
  5. Sealing all outside cracks and holes including those for electrical cables, communication cables, plumbing, and around doors and windows, will help to keep outdoor pests outdoors.
  6. Replacing worn weather stripping and door sweeps will help to keep insects and rodents out of your home.
  7. Filling low spots in your property will help to keep the mosquito population low.
  8. Keeping vines and shrubs a foot or more from the home will improve your chances of keeping pests away.
  9. Checking your indoor pets after outdoor excursions can keep hitch hiking bugs out.
  10. Removing debris, and piles of wood, brush, or other materials from your property can cut down on the number of spiders you have to deal with.
  11. Maintain cleanliness in the home always and make the home crumb free. An untidy and dirty home draws all kinds of insects inside the house. Many pests and insects survive on dirt and garbage and nothing is more pleasant to them than crumbs scattered on the floor or the table and unkempt garbage.
  12. Make sure to seal all probably entries in the house. Ensure to check not just the front door but the back door as well. Do not neglect your windows. Seal windows using wire nets, screens o meshes.
  13. Manage your garbage properly. Dispose of empty cans and food packages immediately. Make it a point to take out the trash everyday and keep it sealed tightly when storing it in the garage.
  14. Keep ripe fruits inside the fridge.
  15. Sweep the floors and vacuum theme regularly.
  16. Make sure to comb your pet with a flea comb at regular times and wash the bedding frequently. Vacuum floors, rugs and upholstery that are in constant contact with your pet.

Areas Our SE Portland Mouse Exterminator Serves

Oregon Insect and Rodent Control is here for all your residential and commercial mouse control needs in East Multnoma County and Clackamas County.

Frequently
Asked
Questions

About Mouse Control in SE Portland

How long does it take to get rid of mice?

The timeline for extermination really depends on the existing population when we get started. Mice have babies five to ten times a year with litters of 3 to 14 baby mice called pups.

It also depends if you are comfortable emptying and replacing traps yourself. Oregon Insect and Rodent Control is one of the few Pest Control companies that will work with you to keep your bill down.

We don’t often make more than one or two visits. Trapping you in a costly maintenance contract is not how we like to do business. Contact Glenn directly for a custom quote and better idea of how soon you can be mouse free.

How expensive is an exterminator?

Needless up-selling is a common practice by many larger companies in the Pest Control industry. Our founder Glenn experienced it firsthand. 

The driving force for opening his own extermination service was to provide products and services with outstanding value.  His dedication to customer satisfaction is acknowledged by our five star reviews.  In fact, most of our business is referral business. 

We are happy to share our knowledge and provide the products to you directly.  Some of our clients want to save money by doing the dirty work themselves.  That’s great.  We are happy to be your resource for mouse extermination

If the thought of having direct contact with the rodents invading your home isn’t palatable, we understand.  Our prices are incredibly reasonable and competitive.  Reach out and call for your Free no obligation quote today. 

 

What do mice hate the most?

Mice have an outstanding sense of smell. They are typically suspicious of anything that is too fresh. Strong botanical scents are a turn off for these vermin. Cinnamon, veinegar, peppermint, clove oil, and cayenne pepper are all reportedly repellents.

While food inspired scents, even from candles can be attractive for mice. So you might want to avoid lighting the vanilla or sugar cookie candle until your mice are exterminated.

All that being said, peppermint oil may repel mice if the attraction to food or shelter isn’t that strong. However in the northwest, with cold and wet fall and winters and food being scarce, they will find another way to invade your home. At least in our experience.

Will I need to sign up for weekly or monthly services?

Our favorite thing about this industry is the relationships we form with customers as we help solve their pest management problems. If our customers need us again, we want to be the ones who come first to mind as the pest control experts to call.

For those who experience regular invasions or want to prevent an incursion before it happens, we are happy to provide quarterly or bi-annual services. Note that we don’t do monthly service plans like a lot of the other guys – we find that charging for those extra visits isn’t necessary when we use pest control products according to their own recommendations

How soon can we respond?

When you have unwanted house guests, time is critical.  Mice can reproduce at an alarming rate, especially if they have a plentiful food source. 

We understand your sense of urgency and respect it with 24/7 service. 

Call now for a no-obligation quote. 

Every extermination is different.  We carry a wide variety of products and use multiple strategies to remove the pest from your home quickly.  Also sharing entry points that need to be eliminated and tips to avoid future infestations is part of the standard service with Oregon Insect and Rodent Control. 

What are the signs you have mice?
  • Droppings that are approximately 1/8 inch and tapered on each end. Fresh droppings with be darker and have the consistency of wet clay. Older droppings will be lighter and brittle
  • Noises at night. Mice along with most rodents are nocturnal. Since this is their most active time, you may hear them in the wall or moving around your home in the dark.
  • Holes and teeth marks. You may start to notice holes in your cereal box or a hole in your bag of rice. These are signs that your pantry has become the food source for a infestation of mice.
  • Musky urine odor is also another common compliant that causes people to call us. Rodents do have a strong musky odor to their urine that is unmistakable.
  • Pet behavior. If your pets are acting strange and desperately chasing things you may not see, you may have mice.
  • Greasy marks along your base boards and along your walls can also be another strong sign of mice. They travel along the walls and often leave traces of their path.

Call Now for Mouse Control Services
(503) 784-1669

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