Finally, the Pest Control Service Portland Needs.

Environmental safety is our number one priority. Founded by a lifelong naturalist & organic gardener, we take pesticide & pollinator safety seriously. We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to solve pest issues while avoiding hazards to the ecosystem, and of course your family & pets.

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Where Habitat Conservation Meets Pest Control

Uniquely Portland Pest Control

Every neighbor who chooses Pest & Pollinator helps reduce pollution, improve pollinator & wildlife habitat, and advocate for native ecosystems regeneration.

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How can we help you?

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IPM, Integrated Pest Management diagram, inverted. At the top is tolerance level, descending to food & habitat modification, mechanical removal, bio control & lastly chemical. Integrated Pest Management is how farmers, gardeners, homeowners, food handlers and many others get the best pest control naturally.

Integrated Pest Management

This 5 step method considers all options before using chemicals to manage pests. Many household & garden pests can be controlled by adjusting their food & habitat, natural predators, or with other non-chemical techniques. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the best way to get natural pest control.

How can we help you today?

Mouse Control

Finding mice or evidence of them? We’ll help you get natural mouse control with IPM.

Rat Control

Portland rat control is a serious issue. Let us solve any rat issues with care and compassion.

Wildlife Control

Sometimes we need wildlife control for raccoons, skunks, or opossums that live too close.

Animal Control

Do you hear a noise or smell something strange? Call us, we can help with home invading animal control.

Ant Control

We specialize in protecting pollinators while effectively controlling ant pests.

Spider Control

Spider control depends on strong knowledge of their biology, then using IPM to get rid of spiders.

Wasp Control

Yellowjackets & paper wasps aren’t fun to get stung by. We can help with natural wasp control.

Flea Control

If fleas are jumping and biting, let us help with a safe IPM strategy for flea control at home.


We are licensed and trained to handle issues with just about anything. From carpenter ant and rat removal to invasive weed and plant disease control. We offer organic and chemical free pest control options for most services.

Habitat Restoration

Plant native species to encourage birds and pollinators naturally.

Plant health boost

Healthy, green yards make great habitat. We feed soil and plants the organic things they want.

Pest exclusion

We find where pests enter and repair or seal entry points to prevent pest issues in the future.

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Have the peace of mind knowing there aren’t any openings in your home for rats to enter.

Squirrel Control

Invasive squirrel control is important to prevent damage to Portland homes.

Mole & Gopher Control

Get affordable, professional mole & gopher control in Portland.

Raccoon Control

We offer raccoon eviction, exclusion and removal services for many situations.

Beaver Management

Our ecology background informs our beaver removal and management services.

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Read More of Keith’s Insider Information on our blog:

Tons of great pest control tips and educational info can be found on Pest & Pollinator’s blog. Owner / IPM Specialist Keith Chaloux tells all in what’s intended to be resource for Portland homeowners to get their own great, green pest control results.

Exterminators Insider Guide to Pollinator Safe Ant Control

Folks want to know how to eliminate ants without pesticides. Have you tried vinegar sprays, caulking, homemade borax bait or store-bought Terro with no avail? Some get success with borax and Terro. Others find that ants will come back every year no matter what they...

What Does Humane Rat Control Actually Look Like?

In Portland, humane rat control is something homeowners are interested in. But what does humane rat control actually mean? For many, this means live trapping and releasing a rat far away from their home. This is one strategy to remove rats from your home or property....

Common Spider Pest Control Problems and How To Avoid Them

Portland spider pest control companies are always busy. Half a dozen large rivers converging, moist forests and plenty of rainfall means lots of insects & spiders. Portland exterminators are often called to spray for spiders as pests. But spiders are also...

8 Natural Spider Repellents And How to Use Them

Guide to Natural Spider Repellents When looking for the best natural spider repellents, there’s actually lots of options. We’ll look at a few things you can do besides spraying for spiders that will really help too. Why Do We Want Natural Spider Repellents? We evolved...

Ultimate Guide to Mulch For Permaculture

Mulch for Permaculture Tons of Portland homeowners are getting interested in mulching for permaculture. What are the best mulching practices for permaculture? This article will detail some good mulch practices to enhance habitat and help control garden pests. First...

Why Portland Rat Control Can Actually Be Green

In Portland, rat control is incredibly important. We have a multitude of gardens, aging garages and old homes that are totally vulnerable to city rats. This article will describe why ignoring rats can create more problems for the environment, and what we can do to...

The Truth About Organic Pest Control Regulations

Are all organic pest control products non-toxic to humans? Who regulates all natural organic pest control chemicals? In this article we'll get to the truth about organic pesticide regulations. Also we'll look at a few examples of all natural pesticides and when you...

Are Ponderosa Pines the Best Hope for Climate Ready Trees?

Many gardeners are now seeking climate ready trees as the effects of global warming begin to alter our ecosystems. What are climate ready trees? And could ponderosa pine be Portland's best hope for climate resilient urban forests? Climate Ready Trees in Urban Forests...

5 Best Soil Amendments For Stunning Gardens and Trees

You might ask yourself what are the best soil amendments when your garden and trees start looking sad. The best soil amendments are different than plant fertilizers because they feed the soil. A healthy soil food web is always the best way to get good garden pest...

Best Rodent Control Means Facing Our Scary Rat Problem

In Portland, we want the best rodent control. But we also want to be cautious with pesticides. Let's examine some facts your Portland rat exterminator definitely wants you to know. Basically, the best rodent control practices depend on preventing rats from reproducing...
IPM, Integrated Pest Management diagram, inverted. At the top is tolerance level, descending to food & habitat modification, mechanical removal, bio control & lastly chemical. Integrated Pest Management is how farmers, gardeners, homeowners, food handlers and many others get the best pest control naturally.

How To Keep Pests Away

We offer a unique Urban Wildlife Habitat Inspection. You won’t find this at other Portland exterminator companies. We’ll complete an official habitat inspection of your backyard to determine if there are opportunities to improve native wildlife & pollinator habitat and avoid issues with invasive species & pests. Download our Urban Wildlife Habitat Inspection (UWHI) form below:

Download UWHI Form

Urban Wildlife Habitat Inspection form .pdf

5 Star Customer Service.

From the first phone call to the final follow up, I appreciate you for choosing Pest & Pollinator. I am thorough, trustworthy, friendly and have the knowledge and skills to provide excellent service. My services are dynamic & creative. If there’s a permanent IPM solution that protects your home, pollinators and the environment at the same time, I’ll create it for you. Let’s change the way we do things.

-Keith Chaloux, Owner / IPM Specialist • Pest & Pollinator LLC