If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Clackamas County home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Oregon wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Clackamas County, and I recommend the following:
SQUISH! Pest Control
Cell Phone: 503-406-1422
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Clackamas County Animal Services: (503) 655-8628 for dogs, and (503) 285-7722 for cats.
SQUISH! Pest Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Oregon also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and SQUISH! Pest Control is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 503-406-1422
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Oregon and Clackamas County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
SQUISH! Pest Control is a full-service Clackamas County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Clackamas County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. SQUISH! Pest Control performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Clackamas County wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Oregon to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Oregon law. We offer Clackamas County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at SQUISH! Pest Control. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Clackamas County squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Clackamas County exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Clackamas County rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Oregon is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Clackamas County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Clackamas County bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Clackamas County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Clackamas County wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. SQUISH! Pest Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by SQUISH! Pest Control. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. SQUISH! Pest Control
also provides dead animal removal in Clackamas County. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Clackamas County snake removal - most of the snakes in Oregon are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Clackamas County. And remember, we are a private business, not Clackamas County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (503) 655-8628 for dogs, and (503) 285-7722 for cats..
Clackamas County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
SQUISH! Pest Control
Cell Phone: 503-406-1422
Clackamas County Wildlife Tip #1:
Where can you get a trap for an animal under the shed - Finding a trap for an animal under your shed will depend on what animal you are after. A small animal, like a squirrel or a chipmunk, will take a significantly smaller trap than will a skunk or an opossum. Whichever animal you're after, make sure the trap is sized appropriately. A skunk won't go into a trap sized for a squirrel. Most cage traps can be rented at a rental company or they can be purchased at your local farm store. If you're trapping a skunk, there are special traps available online that have solid sides to prevent spray from reaching you. This isn't a necessity; you can accomplish the same thing by having your regular trap covered with a tarp or a heavy blanket. The goal is to eliminate the skunk's visual stimuli. If it can't see you, it's not going to attempt to spray you. Sometimes young skunks get startled enough from the trap to spray. You'll know if this happens as soon as you approach the captured animal.
Clackamas County Wildlife Tip #2:
Coon trapping tips - Knowing the right way to trap a coon is what will make or break your task. First, you need to decide how you're going to handle the trapping. If this is a nuisance animal, there is no reason to use a lethal trap. A cage trap will work well to get the animal and safely relocate it. Trapping a raccoon during trapping season requires a special license, but it also means using a lethal trap. No matter what traps you use, you need to know how to set them properly. All traps should be set on level ground where they are not likely to wobble. You never want to do anything that makes the target animal suspicious, and a wobbly tap will certainly set off alarm bells. Your next task will be to decide what bait to use. Raccoons like to eat a variety of items, but if you're trying to trap just raccoons, you should stay away from a meat product. Too many other scavengers are drawn to meat. Coons will come to a trap filled with marshmallows or bread. There is no need for anything additional.
Oregon Wildlife Information:
Oregon State bird: Western meadowlark
State mammal: American beaver
State fish: Chinook salmon
State insect: Oregon swallowtail butterfly
Oregon is a land filled with an impressive mixture of landscapes and wildlife. The state is consistently mild and wet in climate, but certain areas are prone to waves of intense heat or cold. The desert area, which takes up a significant portion of the east part of the state, is much drier than the regions around it. Oregon also has a variety of forested land, switching between coniferous woods to mixed forests and then back to deciduous trees. These areas of woodland are found throughout the state with the exceptions of desert and shrublands. The Cascade Mountains are found in Oregon, many of them glacial bound or inactive, ancient volcanoes. Despite the variety of habitats, the majority of animals in Oregon are considered small or medium in size.
That's not to say there aren't some big species in the state. Bison, elk, moose, pronghorn and multiple species of deer populate the region. The larger grazers are followed by a few large predators like grizzly bears, mountain lions, gray wolves, and Canada lynx. Though not really a large predator, the Canada lynx is the "transition" predator into small species like the bobcat.
There is no shortage of food supply for grazers or carnivores. The hooved animals have access to vegetation for much of the entire year, and small game critters feed the population of wolves and large cats. Oregon has raccoons, rabbits, mice, rats, opossums, skunks, and lizards to feed the likes of bobcats and lynx. The state also has a variety of nuisance critters not commonly eaten by large predators such as bats, squirrels, and beavers.
Being a Pacific coast state, Oregon has a fair share of marine wildlife. The animals along the coast are not usually problems for homeowners, though they can occasionally make a mess out of private or public beach areas. The state has seals, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, and whales. Whale watching is a lucrative trade along the tourist routes. People can venture out in a boat to see a grey whale, sei whale, humpback whale, blue whale, or a variety of others. Fishermen are the only ones who might consider a whale problematic, but the large creatures rarely go close enough to fishing vessels to get tangled in any gear.
You can always call SQUISH! Pest Control, any time of day, at 503-406-1422, for a price quote for Clackamas County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Clackamas County, OR.