Rats and mice are common a pest in the Portland area, especially in the Sandy area. In the colder months, they will often seek shelter in your warm, and dry house, where you don’t want them. From there they can contaminate your vents and basement, making your home unhealthy.
If you are seeing a rodent inside of your house, then there is a high likelihood that they are nesting nearby (usually in your crawl space). Rodents are drawn towards your crawl space in particular because it provides them warmth and shelter. They typically are able to access the crawl space easily by entering through a broken foundation vent screen or burrowing underneath the foundation. Once they are established, their scent can also attract more rodents. They also reproduce very quickly (a female mouse can have over 70 babies a year), so the problem can get out of hand very quickly if it goes unchecked. For severe infestations in the crawl space, you may have to have a crawl space restoration performed, which can be costly.
At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Wildwoods has served Porrtland area communities such as Sandy, OR for several years and can create timely and effective extermination solutions for your pest control issues.