Oregon Pest Control

Oregon Insect and Rodent Control is East County’s trusted provider of pest control services. When your home or place of business is being invaded by ants, bees, boxelder beetles, cockroaches, spiders, termites, wasps, mice, rats, moles, voles or any other species of pest, we are here to take care of the situation with respect for property and the environment, getting into the hard-to-reach places to truly take care of your pest problem at its source without fear-mongering or unnecessary upselling.

Oregon Insect and Rodent Control is East County’s trusted provider of pest control services. When your home or place of business is being invaded by ants, bees, boxelder beetles, cockroaches, spiders, termites, wasps, mice, rats, moles, voles or any other species of pest, we are here to take care of the situation with respect for property and the environment, getting into the hard-to-reach places to truly take care of your pest problem at its source without fear-mongering or unnecessary upselling.

pest control rodent bait station
pest control rodent bait station
Glenn Jones, owner of Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

For over 18 years, we have treated our customers with integrity and fairness – as testified by our many 5 star reviews. If you’re experiencing a pest control emergency or think that one’s about to happen, give us a call 24/7 for quick and effective service.

We can let you know what steps to take right now to protect your property and those you care about. 

For over 18 years, we have treated our customers with integrity and fairness – as testified by our many 5 star reviews. If you’re experiencing a pest control emergency or think that one’s about to happen, give us a call 24/7 for quick and effective service.

We can let you know what steps to take right now to protect your property and those you care about. 

For over 18 years, we have treated our customers with integrity and fairness – as testified by our many 5 star reviews. If you’re experiencing a pest control emergency or think that one’s about to happen, give us a call 24/7 for quick and effective service.

We can let you know what steps to take right now to protect your property and those you care about. 

Click below to learn more regarding different common pest control situations and how OIRC helps

Click below to learn more regarding different common pest control situations and how OIRC helps


There are a lot of big names in the pest control industry. Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to go with a local Oregon pest control company like OIRC over the national brands

What Sets Us Apart

in the pest control industry

Integrity

It would be easy to fool someone when delivering pest control services. Traps, bait, and sprays are often not visible to the consumer, and even if that’s not the case it can be difficult to be sure how well-laid they truly are. Beyond that, excuses for why initial attempts fail are easy to find, drawing property owners into spending more money to follow the advice of the “experts” who aren’t doing their job right. At Oregon Insect and Rodent Control, we only use brand-name products, and we use them according to their specifications for maximum effectiveness. We don’t cut any corners in our care for customers.

Honesty

Needless upselling is common practice by the giants of the pest control industry. Our founder Glenn experienced it firsthand, and it’s the major reason why he left to start his own company. We only sell products and services that we are confident are really going to be helpful. But we don’t expect you to simply take our word for it - we operate with as much transparency as possible so you can be assured that we are trustworthy. Our goal is to establish long-term relationships of trust with our customers, not get them to open their wallets out of desperation.

Education

Our process of pest control is more than laying bait and leaving. If we see a way that you can prevent pest problems from reoccurring or even handle your pest control problem on your own, we let you know, even when it means we won’t be able to charge as much. Education is a key part of the integrated pest management (IPM) approach, through which we can achieve better results in a more environmentally friendly way, as you can read about next.

Care for the Environment

At Oregon Insect and Rodent Control, we realize that this is the environment we will pass down to our kids. We live and work in Oregon, and have no national corporate protocol to inhibit our doing what’s right for the place in which we live. Our policy is to deal with your pest control problem using minimal chemicals, applied strategically for greatest results. The indoor environment matters, too. Where some companies will force you to watch out for your own welfare as they spray, we let you know the risks and take steps to minimize your family’s exposure to substances which might not be good for them.

Relationships

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

Experience

With over 18 years’ experience operating as an independent Oregon pest control company, we’ve seen it all and know the products and methods to apply in order to effectively and quickly manage most any pest problem you might be experiencing.

Read on to learn more about how we exterminate pests of all kinds, or get in touch now to schedule an evaluation and get your pest problem under control.

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residential pest control

Residential Pest Control Services

Experiencing a pest control problem in your home or place of business is one of the more unnerving things you can experience. We know how important it is to maintain your space, keeping it safe and free of insects and rodents.

When we receive a call for our 24/7 residential pest control service, we do four things

  • Inspect your home for telltale evidence of pests, and attempt to identify the source and reasons why they’re in your home
  • Perform an initial treatment to rid your home of any existing pests and establish barriers to prevent their re-entry
  • Offer advice on household changes that will reduce infestation without sprays or traps
  • Design a maintenance program for your home, sometimes involving follow-up appointments

Insect Control Treatment Methods from OIRC

Residential bug control treatment methods may involve one or more of the following:

Crack and Crevice Pesticide Treatment

Chemical materials are placed carefully in areas where the insects live and breed such as dark, enclosed areas within walls and under cabinets. Our process assures that there will be minimal exposure for children, food, and pets.

Direct Contact Application

Chemicals are directly applied to the insects, killing them and using those who are sprayed to kill others.

All-Bait Treatment

A unique service of Oregon Insect and Rodent Control is our all-bait treatment. No odor, no airborne particles. Call us today to learn more about this environmentally sound pest extermination service.

Insect Growth Regulators

These chemicals duplicate the insect’s natural hormones to disrupt their natural growth and development, preventing them from effectively breeding and spreading.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers residential Oregon pest control services for mice and more

Residential Rodent Control

Controlling rodents such as mice, rats, moles, and voles can be tricky. After a thorough inspection to determine which species we’re dealing with, we’ll create an effective program to keep your home rodent-free by sealing entry points and exterminating the current population.

Ongoing Pest Control Maintenance for Homes

Season after season, your home will be exposed to different types of pests — roaches, ants, spiders, birds, and rodents will all be trying to make a home in yours. To make sure the pests you’ve so carefully controlled don’t return, you can contract for continuing regular pest control services. How often those services are rendered will depend upon your individual needs, but are usually either quarterly or bi-annually scheduled.

To arrange for residential pest control service, contact us 24/7.

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commercial pest control services

Commercial Pest Control Services

Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers commercial pest control services for:

  • office buildings
  • warehouses
  • storage facilities
  • duplex/triplex/apartments
  • stores
  • restaurants/cafes

...and other commercial structures. We will work with your office schedule so as to cause minimal interference. We provide a proven, environmentally conscious, cost-effective solution for your commercial pest control situations.

Our integrated approach to controlling pests in your business space has several effective steps to ensure control, so you can get back to work. Contact us for details.

Schedule an evaluation
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Pest Control Options for Different Species

We believe that education is one of the most powerful ways to prevent the infestation and spread of pests. Below you can learn more about different pest species, and how the pest control pros at OIRC handle them.

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

Ant Exterminator


One of the most common infesters in Oregon homes are ants. The internet is packed with ways to manage these pests, but effective application of these strategies often requires the know-how of a pest control professional.

As ant exterminators, we use a combination of preventative measures, sprays, and bait to manage your ant problem. Give us a call to set up a consultation.

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Carpenter Ant Exterminator

Carpenter ants are sometimes confused with termites, but they have a different appearance. Because of the complex behavior of carpenter ants and the damage they cause, it is important to consult with a professional carpenter ant exterminator to ensure that they are dealt with effectively.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including carpenter ant extermination
In our work as carpenter ant exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Tap or Click to View Carpenter Ant Characteristics and Descriptions

Colony Size: Usually about 3,000 adults

Carpenter ants are the largest ants found inside your home.
Characteristic Description
Color Black
Length Range in size from 1/5 to 3/4 inch
Appearance Sometimes winged, sometimes not. Large abdomen and head, with a small thorax.
Breeding Carpenter ants produce large numbers of queens and males during late summer. They emerge from nests the following spring for their nuptial flights. When carpenter ant nests are indoors, mating swarms become trapped inside.
Where they live Common places to sight carpenter ants are cabinets, sinks, dishwashers, rolled-up towels, bathroom tubs, sink and toilet areas, or other places where moisture is abundant. On a bright, sunny day, ants may be seen walking randomly through different areas of the house.
Food Source Contrary to what you’d expect, carpenter ants don’t eat wood. They prefer sweet things like honey, sugar, jelly, and so on.
Behavior Notes May bite if provoked, which can puncture the skin.
Signs of presence
  • It is important to try to determine whether the ants are coming from an outdoor or an indoor nest, although this can be difficult. Observing their presence is not sufficient evidence to conclude that there is a nest in your home. You may be able to make a more accurate determination based on when you first see carpenter ants.
  • Tunnels bored in wood are a sign you’ve found a carpenter ant nest. Tunnels are clean and smooth with a well-sanded appearance. Sawdust – often in conical piles – in the crawlspace, basement, or inside the home.
  • The presence of an infestation may be heard at night or in the early morning hours if you listen carefully. The sound of carpenter ants at work is similar to the sound of rustling cellophane.
Risks Carpenter ants damage wood by excavating and creating tunnels. The longer a colony is present in a structure, the greater the damage that can be done. If structural wood is weakened, carpenter ant damage can be dangerous and expensive to repair.
If you have seen carpenter ants anywhere, don’t worry about determining whether the nest is inside or outside your home or place of business. Give us a call today to track them down and get rid of them.

Call now for carpenter ant extermination services
(503) 784-1669


Sugar Ant Control

In our work as sugar ant exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including sugar ant extermination
Tap or Click to View Sugar Ant Characteristics and Descriptions

Colony SizeOn average 10,000 workers and several queens.

Also called odorous ants or piss ants. The best identifying characteristic is the “rancid butter” smell these ants produce when they are crushed; hence their name.
Characteristic Description
Color Brown and black
Length 1/16 to 1/8 inches long
Appearance Small black dots, unless you look closely. The thorax has no spines, and the petiole has one segment which, when viewed from above, is hidden by the rest of the abdomen. When alarmed, the workers scurry around with their abdomens raised in the air.
Breeding Sugar ants swarm to mate from early May through mid-July, and also mate in the nest, forming new colonies by “budding” off the original colony. Each queen lays an egg a day. There are seven generations per year; workers and queens can live for several years.
Where they live Sugar ants often nest outdoors under stones, logs, and in the nests of larger ants. They can also nest indoors in wall or floor voids, and around heat sources. They usually invade structures during rainy periods after honeydew on plants has washed off.
Food Source They prefer sweets, although they will eat almost any household food.
Behavior Notes They usually travel along established trails to gather food and bring it back to the colony.
Signs of presence They will swarm on food (even crumbs, spills, and stains) that has been left out.
Risks CSugar ants can carry bacteria which contaminate food. Sugar ants do not damage structures when they build their colonies.
When we spray as a sugar ant control technique, we are careful to check on the health of each occupant of the home or business to ensure any health risks are minimal. We then spray in each crack and crevice and along the trails ants commonly follow to ensure that they are both repelled and exterminated at the source. If you’ve had to be on the lookout for every loose crumb lately, now is the time to call in an ant exterminator so you can relax.

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

Bee Exterminator


Honeybees live in large colonies of mostly 20,000 to 80,000 female worker bees, hundreds of drones, and a single queen who regulates colony activity through pheromones. While many common bee species are peaceful unless provoked, they can be dangerous even when they are meant no harm. This is what makes us so nervous about bees, especially when you or someone you know has an allergy.

Unpredictable behavior – along with the important function of bees in the ecosystem in terms of pollination and their mysteriously sensitive nature – makes the services of a professional bee exterminator all the more valuable. If you have a problem with bees – maybe you don’t even know where they’re coming from – we can help.

Call now for bee exterminator services
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Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including boxelder beetle extermination
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including boxelder beetle extermination

Boxelder Beetle Exterminator


You know those bugs that appeared within the last couple decades, congregate on sunny surfaces, and don’t seem to care much about your presence? Some of them fly directly into your face without any seeming regard for their own survival. Those are boxelder beetles.

In our work as boxelder beetle exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these obnoxious pests and how they are best dealt with.
View Boxelder Beetle Characteristics and Descriptions
Boxelder Beetles or Boxelder Bug
Characteristic Description
Color Brown-black with three red stripes on the thorax (segments with the legs attached) and red veins in the wings. The nymphs are smaller and are bright red.
Length 1/2 inch long
Appearance In a word, they appear as small cockroaches
Colony Size n/a
Breeding The adults overwinter in dry, protected locations, emerging in the spring to lay small, red eggs in the cracks and crevices in the bark of trees. The nymphs hatch in approximately two weeks when new leaves appear.
Where they live They are attracted to warm places, such as the southern sides of buildings
Food Source They prefer to feed on the leaves, twigs, and seeds of female boxelder trees and also on maple, ash, and the young fruit of grapes, apples, and plums. The young bugs suck the juice out of the tree leaves and twigs with their piercing-sucking mouth parts.
Behavior Notes Boxelder bugs are well-known by their seemingly oblivious behavior
Signs of presence Boxelder beetles make themselves known by covering various surfaces on houses. They find ways inside structures where they try to hide away until the next year.
Risks Not high. Boxelder beetles become a nuisance around structures when they attempt to enter to find overwintering sites. Indoors, their droppings stain drapes, curtains, furniture, sheers, and other materials where they rest. If handled, boxelder beetles can bite, and when crushed they emit a strong disagreeable odor.
There are ways to prevent the intrusion of annoying boxelder beetles into your home, to reduce their opportunities for breeding, and to decrease their populations. If you’re experiencing issues with boxelder beetles, don’t wait to call a boxelder bug exterminator and get this pest problem under control.

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

Cockroach Exterminator


Cockroaches are one of the hardiest species on planet earth – scientists believe they have been around since the time T. Rex walked the earth. Not only have they survived, they have thrived in a wide variety of conditions, particularly those habitats that are warm and wet. No wonder they’re so difficult to get rid of. With over 4600 known species, cockroaches are related to termites biologically, but their behavior is different.

Like termites, cockroaches like to live together, but their colonies are not as organized. Roaches also do not rely on being close to wood. If they have a nice, warm, moist, and dark place to be within an antenna’s length of food and some other roaches nearby, they can be happy.
Tap or Click to View Cockroach Characteristics and Descriptions
Characteristic Description
Color A shade of brown to black
Length Adults can range from 1.5 to 2 inches
Appearance Long antennae, single oval shaped body
Colony Size 25 and more, though we hope not to find them in colonies
Breeding Female American cockroaches can produce up to 150 young over the course of her life
Where they live Roaches prefer to have a dark, moist environment to hide and breed. Cupboards, behind refrigerators, and under sinks and drains are favorites.
Food Source Decaying plants, dead wood, waste and sewage
Behavior Notes They are social insects related to termites, though cockroach relationships are not as structured as in a termite colony.
Signs of presence A bad smell lingers where roaches are present. Brown/black cylindrical droppings approximately 1/8 inches long will be found near their nesting grounds. Homeowners may also find shed cockroach skins in the vicinity.
Risks Bacterial diseases such as salmonella can be spread by cockroaches, especially if they get into food stores. All the more reason to eradicate them quickly.
Cockroach extermination in the long run involves adjusting the environment, not giving them the dark and especially not the moisture that they are looking for, and maintaining sanitary conditions that eliminate their food sources. In the meantime, traps, bait, and spray installed by a professional cockroach exterminator can reduce their populations and erect barriers for their reentry.

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

Flea Exterminator


While fleas do not pose a health hazard for humans, they are a major nuisance, causing not only itchiness but just a generally creepy feeling.

Tap or Click to View Flea Characteristics and Descriptions
Cat and dog fleas can be found in the same geographical area.
Characteristic Description
Color Black to reddish brown
Length 1/8 inch long
Appearance Fleas are wingless, laterally flattened, and have piercing-sucking mouthparts and well-developed legs allowing it to jump at least six inches straight up. Fleas have a body covered with backward projecting spines which help it to move between the hairs on the host animal.
Colony Size n/a
Breeding Females lay 400 to 800 total eggs on their host animal or in its bedding. The eggs hatch in about 10 days, and the developing larvae feed on adult flea feces which contain bits of dried blood.
Where they live Cat and dog fleas prefer these two animals but readily feed on other animals such as raccoons, opossums, rats, and humans. Occasionally, fleas can be found in the pet bedding and resting areas. Wild animals nesting in structures can be the source of indoor flea populations. Larvae typically are found in areas where pets spend most of their time, as well as in animal nesting areas.
Food Source Adult fleas feed on blood with their piercing-sucking mouthparts
Behavior Notes Fleas remain on the host animal throughout their lifetime but are occasionally knocked off the animal by scratching.
Signs of presence Cat and dog flea larvae are 1/4″ long when fully developed
Risks Fleas can carry several potential diseases which are harmful to humans, making their removal a matter of great importance.

Call now for flea exterminator services
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Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including spider extermination
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including spider extermination

Spider Exterminator


Spiders are some of the most unnerving bugs to have in your house, hiding in corners and sometimes seeming freakishly large. But like all pests, they follow predictable patterns and can be managed with a strategic combination of removing their incentive to be in your space along with bait, traps, and sprays to control their populations. Whatever the spider situation you’re dealing with, we will help you manage it quickly and effectively.

In our work as house spider exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Tap or Click to View House Spider Characteristics and Descriptions

Colony Sizen/a

Characteristic Description
Color Yellow-brown with a dirty white abdomen with “army sergeant” stripes on the back
Length Female: 3/16 to 5/16 inch
Male: 1/8 to 3/16 inch
Appearance 8 legs, large abdomen, varied colors
Breeding House spiders lay their eggs in brownish silken sacs which have a tough papery cover. A female produces up to 17 sacs during her lifetime, each containing approximately 250 eggs. The young spiders remain in the sac until the second molt. They are cannibalistic and often eat one another. They live in the vicinity of the nest until after the second molt when they produce long threads of silk that help them float away much as kites float.
Where they live Spiders survive better in areas with high humidity such as garages, sheds, barns warehouse, etc. Webs are constructed in upper corners, under furniture, around window and door frames, basements, garages, and crawl spaces. Outdoors, webs are built around window and door frames, near lights, and under eaves.
Food Source House spiders feed on a wide variety of insects but especially flies.
Behavior Notes House spiders randomly select sites to construct webs. If the web fails to capture prey, it is abandoned and another is built.
Signs of presence Webs or the presence of egg sacs are the most common telltale signs of spiders
Risks House spiders can pack a painful bite which causes swelling at the site of puncture, but the danger isn’t severe except in the case of allergy. Spider species such as black widows, hobo spiders, and the brown recluse (all of which are smaller in size than the house spider) are three that require immediate medical attention.
Spiders tend to make themselves known particularly after their habitat has been destroyed and they find themselves needing to relocate. At the end of a gardening season, or after a significant landscaping change, you may notice more spiders make an appearance in your house as they seek for a new home.

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

Termite Exterminator


We commonly deal with a couple different kinds of termites in our work as termite exterminators. Treatment methods for both varieties are similar to what we do for ants and other varieties of insect: use a combination of sprays and baits to manage termite populations.

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Dampwood Termite Exterminator

In our work as termite exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including termite extermination
Tap or Click to View Dampwood Termite Characteristics and Descriptions

Colony SizeTermites are social insects which live in large colonies, though the dampwood termite has a smaller colony size when compared with other termite species. There are three castes in their society: reproductives, workers, and soldiers.

Termites are often confused with carpenter ants, though they have a very different appearance.
Characteristic Description
Color Brown
Length Lengths up to 3/4 inch
Appearance Termite antennae have bead-like segments. The winged reproductives (swarmers) have a pair of long wings (equal in size) attached to the last two thoracic segments. The wings are broken off after swarming. The abdomen is broadly joined at the thorax unlike the narrow abdominal attachment found on ants.
Breeding The founding male and female create a sealed chamber in infested wood and within two weeks produce approximately 12 eggs. A second batch of eggs is laid the following spring.
Where they live These termites infest almost any kind of wood and tolerate very high levels of moisture. They often are found in dock and wharf pilings, logs, stumps, and dead trees – though water-damaged wood in a house or other structure may attract their presence.
Food Source Unlike carpenter ants, termites do eat wood.
Behavior Notes The western species swarm in summer through fall. Most species swarm in the evening and are attracted to light.
Signs of presence Beyond tunnels dug in the ground and in wet wood, fecal pellets are oval with flat sides, about 1/32 inch long and the color of the infested wood.
Risks Termites can cause damage to wood. They do not carry any diseases which affect humans, and are not harmful from a medical standpoint unless there is an allergy concern.

When we engage a client for termite control, we look for the telltale signs of dampwood termites and recommend ways to manage their colonies for the long term.

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Subterranean Termite Control

In our work as termite exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Tap or Click to View Subterranean Termite Characteristics and Descriptions

Colony SizeAn average colony consists of 60,000 to 250,000 individuals but colonies numbering in the millions are possible.

Termites are often confused with carpenter ants, though they have a very different appearance.
Characteristic Description
Color Cream-colored to black
Length Lengths up to 1 inch
Appearance Depends on their position within the colony, though in general they possess large heads and long abdomens.
Breeding A mature queen produces 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per year.
Where they live Subterranean termite colonies are usually located in the soil from which the workers build mud tubes to structural wood where they then feed.
Food Source Termites digest cellulose in wood with the aid of special bacteria within their digestive system. The workers prefer to feed on fungus-infected wood but readily feed on undamaged wood as well.
Behavior Notes Subterranean termite colonies are established by winged reproductives which usually appear in the spring. Swarms usually occur in the morning after a warm rain. A male and female that have swarmed from an established colony lose their wings and seek a dark cavity inside which they mate and raise the first group of workers. Both of these reproductives feed on wood, tend the eggs, and build the initial nest.
Signs of presence Beyond tunnels dug in the ground and in wet wood, fecal pellets are oval with flat sides, about 1/32 inch long, and the color of the infested wood.
Risks Termites can cause damage to wood. They do not carry any diseases which affect humans, and are not harmful from a medical standpoint unless there is an allergy concern.

When we engage a client for termite extermination, we look for the telltale signs of subterranean termites and implement ways to manage their colonies for the long term.

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(503) 784-1669

wasp and yellowjacket pest control

Wasp and Yellowjacket Exterminator


These insects are considered to be beneficial because they feed their young a wide variety of insects. They become a nuisance, however, when they build nests in or near structures and scavenge for food in recreational areas and in other places frequented by humans.

In our work as wasp exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including wasp extermination
Tap or Click to View Wasp Characteristics and Descriptions
Yellowjackets are a type of wasp – hornets are slightly larger and have white and black rings.
Characteristic Description
Color Yellow and black
Length Yellow jackets are about 3/8 to 5/8 inches long. The boldfaced hornet is similar in appearance except that it is white and black and 5/8 to 3/4 inches long.
Appearance Very distinct head with chewing mouthparts, short-elbowed antennae, and large compound eyes. Wasps have four clear or smoky brown wings. They have a short, narrow attachment between the thorax and the abdomen. The abdomen is spindle-shaped and tipped with a long stringer.
Colony Size Paper wasps live in colonies usually consisting of less than 100 adults, though larger is possible
Breeding Social wasps have large nests containing three castes: queens, workers, and males. The males and queens are produced in the colony in late summer. They mate, and the fertilized queen overwinters in a protected site. In spring, she seeks an appropriate nesting site in which she builds a paper nest using chewed up wood fibers. Eggs are laid in the cells of the nest, and the young larvae are fed bits of chewed up meat or insect parts by the queen and later by the workers. A queen wasp can lay as many as 100 eggs per day, quite a bit less than a bee.
Where they live Often you will find wasp, hornet, and yellowjacket nests in the eaves of a house, the rafters of a shed, or in a pile of firewood. Yellow jackets build their flat paper nests in stacks which are surrounded by a paper envelope. Yellow jackets usually build their nests below ground and in other protected locations. Paper wasps build open flat nests, without a paper envelope, usually found under the eaves of a house and in other protected locations.
Food Source Wasps eat other insects, such as spiders, caterpillars, ants, bees, and flies.
Behavior Notes Wasps and yellowjackets don’t congregate in the same quantities that many bee species do, but they are often more aggressive. Things as minor as loud noises can provoke them to attack.
Signs of presence Wasps will make themselves known if you do something to bother them, but you may also be able to spot their small “paper” nests in their common locations.
Risks Unlike bees, wasps aggressively defend their nests and can inflict multiple stings. People who are allergic are particularly at risk.

There are a variety of ways to remove wasp and yellow jacket nests, though you will want to be sure that you can take them down in a single swoop, or else be ready to run quickly. These methods are also unable to prevent another nest being set up later. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment with OIRC so we can safely remove the nest and establish ways to prevent their return.

If you have a wasp problem, let us track them down and remove them so you can get back to enjoying your property safely.

Call now for wasp and yellowjacket exterminator services
(503) 784-1669

Bug Exterminator


Haven’t yet seen the pest that’s giving you trouble? We are trained, equipped, and certified to handle bug extermination jobs of all types, big and small. If you have problems with:

  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Earwigs
  • Silverfish
  • Flies
  • Fruit flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Moths
  • Clusterflies

Our insect exterminator programs will significantly reduce your insect problems through a careful plan that involves surface spraying, light traps, and bait. Don’t wait to get started, start taking care of the plan now.

Call now for all bug exterminator services
(503) 784-1669


rodent control

Rodent Control


When it comes to rodents, we don’t mess around (not that we mess around with other pests, but you get our point). Many of our competitors will cut corners by only using a small portion of bait in traps – we pack them full with half a pound. We do what it takes to trap and remove mice, rats, moles, and voles.

Mouse Exterminator

Our mouse control strategy involves:

  • Bait and traps placed in strategic places
  • Reducing the availability of the food and resources mice need to thrive
  • Sealing up access points
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including mouse extermination
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. In our work as mouse exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Tap or Click to View Mice Characteristics and 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
(503) 784-1669


Rat Exterminator

Being larger than mice and more aggressive, rats can be tricky to manage. Our rat control strategy usually involves:

  • Bait and traps placed in strategic places
  • Reducing the availability of the food and resources rats need to thrive
  • Sealing up access points
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including rat extermination
Beyond our initial treatment, we take the time to educate our clients about ways to capture rats on their own and reduce the temptation for them to come inside in the first place. In our work as rat exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Tap or Click to View Rat Characteristics and Descriptions
The Norway rat is the largest rodent to live in close association with humans.
Characteristic Description
Color Brown with some black, bicolored tail
Weight 7 to 18 ounces
Length 13 to 18 inches
Other Physical Charactaristics Blunt muzzle, small eyes and ears. Poor sight but keen sense of smell, taste, hearing, and touch.
Breeding Adults are sexually mature in two to five months. Females produce three to six litters per year, each averaging seven to eight young – which equals a lot of rats.
Life span 6 to 12 months
Where they live In buildings, they prefer to nest in the lower levels such as in crawlspaces, basements, loading docks, and sewers.
Eating Habits They prefer foods such as meat, fish, and cereals and require a separate non-food water source. Their foraging range is 100 to 150 feet from their nest.
Behavior Rats are nocturnal. They are shy about new objects and very cautious when things change in their environment and along their established runs. Rats can also cause significant damage to structures.
Signs of presence Droppings 3/4 inches long with blunt ends.
Health Risks Rats are associated with various diseases and occasionally bite. Leptospirosis is vectored by rats. It is acquired by eating food and drinking water which are contaminated with infected rat urine.

Call now for rat control
(503) 784-1669

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

Mole and Vole Control


In need of some trapping for your pesky mole or vole problem? We know how irritating those things can be and that no matter how hard you try sometimes you just cannot catch them. We have been working at this problem for decades now, and have tried and true solutions that work!

Because moles and voles usually cause destruction outdoors, it can be hard to limit access points. The only option is trapping and removal. Many pest control companies will sell you on a service that charges per creature caught. But because mole and vole control is usually a long-term endeavor, this can get expensive for property owners. In most situations, we set initial traps but then teach you how to more effectively manage the problem on your own so you don’t have to be reliant on us or any other pest control company for longer than necessary.

Let us know how we can help!

Call now for mole and vole control
(503) 784-1669

Pest Control Testimonials for Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

OIRC consistently gets 5-star reviews from our customers – the highest praise we can get as a local pest control business. Here’s what some of our clients have said about us:

  • A pleasure to work with

    "Glenn was a pleasure to work with, with outstanding service and a quick turn around!! As a real estate agent, time frames can be tight so it's great to know you the work professionally and in a timely. Highly recommend!!"

    Samantha, Google Review
  • Our go-to person

    "Glenn was super helpful in helping to educate us on dealing with the rodents. He came out the same day that we talked on the phone. His prices surprised me with how fair he was. He is our go to person now for any insect and rodent problems we have going into the future. I would recommend him to all my friends that are in need of his services. Stellar man and very professional."

    Andrew, Google Review
  • Look no further!

    "Great experience, if you're looking for someone, look no further! Could not say enough good words. He was immediately honest during the inspection and recommended to us that we handle our moth problem on our own without paying a professional because it would be cheaper and easy enough to do it on our own."

    Ryan, Google Review
  • Definitely recommend

    "We had a large yellow jacket nest on the side of our house. We called Glenn at OIRC and he arrived in just one hour. He sprayed and solved the problem! Would definitely recommend and will call again if another problem should occur."

    Tirzah, Yelp Review
  • Prompt to return my call

    "I had more sugar ants this year than usual, and coming in from different places. I needed them gone! It went great! Glenn was prompt to return my call, able to give me an estimate over the phone, and arrived on time. Afterward he was happy to answer my questions about next steps and what sorts of things I could do in the future."

    Angie's List Review
  • A Master at his Craft

    "Glenn is a master at his craft. We moved in to a house with a huge ant problem.  We first called another pest control company and they didn't even do a sub par job. They were inside for 5 minutes and outside for 5 minutes. The next morning it almost seemed worse than before. We then called Glenn and he came over the next day. He was inside our house for about 45 minutes. He sprayed every crevice of our home inside and out of all cabinets and drawers along with bait where needed. Since then, our ant problem has been eradicated... Thank you Glenn for going the extra mile for these new home owners. You have made our home feel like a home."

    Mark, Google Review
  • Prompt and reliable

    "Oregon Pest and Rodent Control, Inc. is a remarkable business owned by Glenn Jones. He has solved all my insect and rodent problems the last five years, no matter how challenging the issue. Every time I have needed his help, Glenn has been prompt and reliable. He is a businessman who cares about his clients. He often stops by my home for a friendly visit just to be sure his work is completely satisfactory and to offer advice if needed. I have a yearly contract with Glenn now to proactively keep my home and property pest free. I highly recommend Glenn and his business for solving your pest and rodent problems with sensitivity to the environment and the animals involved."

    Bob
  • Unmatched service

    "I am so glad I called Glenn first. He returned my call within minutes and we discussed my issue. We made an appointment for the next day. He inspected my crawlspace and exterior and luckily did not find signs of an infestation as we had thought. He provided detailed instructions on what to do to look out for a possible infestation and what we needed to do to prevent that. His service is unmatched by anyone else in the field. Thank you so much, Glenn!"

    Julie, Google Review
  • Happy to recommend

    "Glenn Jones is always helpful and answers all my questions about pests that we have had in office building over the last eight years. He is always on time and is very willing to work with our office schedule, even weekends and evenings. If we needed additional spraying or elimination of any insects he is willing to provide service at any time. I am very happy to recommend Oregon Insect and Rodent Control."

    Brian, Google Review
  • Above and beyond

    "Glenn at Oregon Insect & Rodent Control is amazing! He always returns my calls the same day (if not within an hour) and usually can come to the house the same day or within the week. He also is very informative and happy to go above and beyond to help new homeowners protect their homes from insects/rodents. Very fair, great prices, amazing customer service. Goes above and beyond!"

    Nicole, Google Review
  • A pleasure to work with

    "Glenn was a pleasure to work with, with outstanding service and a quick turn around!! As a real estate agent, time frames can be tight so it's great to know you the work professionally and in a timely. Highly recommend!!"

    Samantha, Google Review
  • Our go-to person

    "Glenn was super helpful in helping to educate us on dealing with the rodents. He came out the same day that we talked on the phone. His prices surprised me with how fair he was. He is our go to person now for any insect and rodent problems we have going into the future. I would recommend him to all my friends that are in need of his services. Stellar man and very professional."

    Andrew, Google Review
  • Look no further!

    "Great experience, if you're looking for someone, look no further! Could not say enough good words. He was immediately honest during the inspection and recommended to us that we handle our moth problem on our own without paying a professional because it would be cheaper and easy enough to do it on our own."

    Ryan, Google Review
  • Definitely recommend

    "We had a large yellow jacket nest on the side of our house. We called Glenn at OIRC and he arrived in just one hour. He sprayed and solved the problem! Would definitely recommend and will call again if another problem should occur."

    Tirzah, Yelp Review
  • Prompt to return my call

    "I had more sugar ants this year than usual, and coming in from different places. I needed them gone! It went great! Glenn was prompt to return my call, able to give me an estimate over the phone, and arrived on time. Afterward he was happy to answer my questions about next steps and what sorts of things I could do in the future."

    Angie's List Review
  • Happy to recommend

    "Glenn Jones is always helpful and answers all my questions about pests that we have had in office building over the last eight years. He is always on time and is very willing to work with our office schedule, even weekends and evenings. If we needed additional spraying or elimination of any insects he is willing to provide service at any time. I am very happy to recommend Oregon Insect and Rodent Control."

    Brian, Google Review
  • Above and beyond

    "Glenn at Oregon Insect & Rodent Control is amazing! He always returns my calls the same day (if not within an hour) and usually can come to the house the same day or within the week. He also is very informative and happy to go above and beyond to help new homeowners protect their homes from insects/rodents. Very fair, great prices, amazing customer service. Goes above and beyond!"

    Nicole, Google Review

Call us 24/7 to begin.

(503) 784-1669

Pest Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing a pest control problem?
  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 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 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.

Pest Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing a pest control problem?
  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 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 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.

Our Service Area

Insect and rodent control for East Multnomah County and Clackamas County, including:
  • Business License
    #AG-L0176014 CP
  • Application License
    #AG-L0169021 CPA
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