Mice can be a common problem in households, especially during the colder months when they seek shelter and food. These tiny rodents can wreak havoc on your home, chewing through wires, insulation, and even causing fires. Not to mention the health hazards they pose by contaminating food sources and leaving droppings behind. Proper pest control techniques will help you control these pesky critters. 

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If you suspect that you have a mouse problem, the first step in the pest control process is to identify and seal any entry points. Mice can fit through holes as small as a dime, so it's important to inspect your home thoroughly for any potential entry points. Common areas to check include gaps around pipes, vents, and windows. Remember: controlling environmental factors and sealing entry points are the most important aspects of any pest control service.

Once you've identified potential entry points, it's time to set traps. Snap traps are an effective and humane way to catch mice. Place the traps in areas where you've seen mouse activity, such as near food sources or along walls. It is also a good idea to set traps in the crawlspace or attic as mice will often nest in the insulation below or above the home. Be sure to check the traps frequently and dispose of any caught mice promptly. 

Pro tip: Mice and rats have different habits so setting traps will look slightly different for each of them. Make sure your pest control program includes some form of identification for what type of rodent you’re dealing with. 

If you're having trouble catching mice or suspect that there may be more hiding in your home, it's best to call in a professional pest control service. 


Our rodent trapping service is available and includes the removal of all mice from the home and locating and sealing all entry points. Our technicians are trained to identify and address all potential entry points, ensuring that your home is mouse-free for the long term.

Once an interior issue has been resolved it is important to put some sort of preventative pest control measures in place to ensure future rodents don’t try to gain access into the home in the future. We offer a preventive rodent control plan that includes regular inspections and treatments to keep your home free of mice and other rodents starting at just $105 per month for many homes. Pest control is an important aspect of home ownership. Give yourself peace of mind and know that your home is protected for the long-haul.

Don't let mice take over your home. Call or text us at 503-985-6523 to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a rodent-free home.

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Joseph S.

Responsive, professional, and transparent pricing. Tech did a great job explaining where the mice were getting in and what the mitigation would be. Would use again!

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Gabe, Katie and team were great! They were very helpful and super quick responsive and efficient. I also love to support small local business- and this company went the extra mile and were SUPER responsive !

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These guys are the best and I would highly recommend them! Easy to schedule and reschedule with, plus such a delight and professionalism with them. I don’t review companies very often unless I think they are wonderful, and these guys fit that bill. Thank you Gabe and Adam

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They were extremely responsive, explained everything and overall great service.

Dennis M.

Sam did a very good job of getting rid of my ant problem. He knew what to look for and found where they were coming into the house. I would highly recommend Pest Patrol.

Brian S.

Gabe was professional and informative. We would recommend his services to others.

Darcy M.

Very thorough. Listened carefully to our needs and serviced all areas. Also very happy they came at all in weather conditions no one else was venturing out in!


Gabe is amazing. We highly recommend his work. We are really thankful for the quick turnaround, attention to detail, and great support that Gabe provided through the whole process

Jim S.

I hired Pestpatrol to take care of an ant problem inside my home. Gabe was professional, patient and very thorough when he diagnosed the problem. He communicated what the solution was, discussed safety of the recommended products and performed the work efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend pestpatrol.

Chris T.

My shop has had an infestation of rats for over 9 years! I tried traps and occasionally caught a rat but always they came back. On their first visit we discovered two entry points for the rats and plugged them up. After a few rats caught, my shop has returned to normalcy. Thank you Pest Patrol.