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Rat Control Portland

Eco-Friendly Rat Control

Rodent pest control keeps Portland rat exterminators busy. Like other invasive species, left unchecked, mice, Norway rats and roof rats can multiply out of control. And quickly. We may not like to think about it, but rat control is essential for human health and safety.

What diseases do rats carry?

According to the CDC, rats can carry & transmit hantavirus (roof rats), hemorrhagic fever with renal symptoms, leptospirosis, tuleremia, bartonella, plague, salmonella and other diseases. 

We seldom think about rat bourn illness. But for many with aging foundations & roofs this could be a serious issue if not for professional rodent control services. 

Will Rats Just Go Away?


Unfortunately, probably not. Rats are an environmental issue. Their foraging range is about 3 city blocks. If rats find a consistent food source within that area, each rat is capable of multiplying by 10 every two months.

Many experience this firsthand. Nearby neighbors that feed squirrels & wildlife may not realize they’re causing rodents to proliferate.

Portland Rat Control.   

Rat & Rodent Removal Portland Oregon

If you’re searching for mice and rat control in and around the house, chances are you’ve exceeded your tolerance for those neighborhood rodents. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that rats and mice are much more common in the environment than they suspect.

At first a daytime rat sighting might be a novel moment of urban wildlife viewing. But if you’re seeing rats in the backyard during the day, there’s a problem nearby. It’s best to be proactive to prevent rats before they reproduce out of control and cause damage. We’ll create a custom Integrated Pest Management strategy for rats around your home, designed for optimal safety for people, pets, and wildlife.

We treat every situation like our own home; with care, caution and thoroughness. Don’t worry about rat control around the home, call Pest & Pollinator today.

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Rat Control Facts & Tips:

  • Rats are so smart, they will learn to avoid traps if they consistently notice other trapped traps.
  • They can pass this knowledge to other rats.
  • Rats and mice are avid hoarders of food, and will carry bird seeds, kibbles, garden veggies and other foods back to their nests if there is an abundance.
  • Rats are predators of mice, so a mouse in the kitchen might mean it’s avoiding a rat that moved into the attic or crawlspace.
  • It is thought that gerbils, marmots & roof rats, not Norway rats were a transmission source of the medieval Black Death plague.
  • In Portland, rat control for roof rats has increased notably since the year 2010.

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Martin Rozycki
Very quick and professional service. Will definitely use again next time we have an issue!
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Sally Krantz
Keith is really knowledgeable, thorough and honest. He was able to do a tricky exclusion for a reasonable price. Highly recommend!
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Heather Goldberg
Keith is an excellent exterminator, super personable, and most importantly, easy to reach. He does my quarterly service for ants (we all need that here in Portland!) and goes the extra mile to find the source instead of just spraying. I also had a rodent issue recently, and Keith prioritized coming out to help me VERY quickly, found the entry point, sealed it and captured the rest. All good now! I have worked with other companies and I love how Keith operates his business to feel more personal. He is competitively priced too, so you cannot go wrong. Highly recommend!
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Kate Quisling
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Dav G
Highly recommend Keith and Pest and Pollinator. He responded promptly to our issue with rodents in our house, and was able to assess and fix weak spots in our house. Very knowledgeable about urban pests and eco-friendly approaches to deterring them.
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Shannon Herrick
Keith did a great job helping us to eradicate some roof rats that were getting into our attic. He was easy to get a hold of and came out the next day to set some traps. We also had a small point of entry in the roof that he was able to close up to stop other rats from getting in. Very reasonably priced and professional. We were very pleased with the service that we got, can’t recommend him enough!
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Jesse Neilson
Keith has been excellent. We had previously used some of the bigger known brands who would come by and spray everything. With Keith, we have saved money, had better communication, more transparent business transactions, and all issues we have had have been dealt with promptly. There’s been no downside at all to making the switch to Pest & Pollinator
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Sandy Hodge
Keith was responsive and professional. He removed our wasp nest effectively and provided a 45 day warranty. He was very knowledgeable about wasp removal and was able to explain his process to us. We'd hire him again.
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Caitlin Kirby
Keith helped us take care of some persistent moles in our yard this summer. He was a pleasure to work with and we’ll be hiring him again for future pests!