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Written By Jessica Hurtault | Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Gresham is a densely-populated place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with rats or mice, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop troublesome critters before they can take hold.

No matter your concerns, our list of the best pest control companies in Gresham can help.

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Gresham Pest Control Companies

Columbia Pest Control Logo

Columbia Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 18 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Moths Ants Spiders Squirrels Rats General Pest Control Beetles Residential Termites Commercial Cockroaches Bees Silverfish Mice Fleas

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
  • Educational web content
1722 Ne 119th Ave, Portland, OR 503-254-1606 columbiapestcontrol.com
A&A Pest Control, Inc Logo

A&A Pest Control

4.5/5
Based on 35 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Cockroaches Ants Wasps Commercial Residential Green Pest Control General Pest Control Prevention Bed Bugs Bees

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
5827 Se 91st Ave, Portland, OR 503-222-7128 aapestcontrol.com
Northwest Pest Control Inc Logo

Northwest Pest Control

4.5/5
Based on 33 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wasps Rats Bees Ants Commercial Prevention General Pest Control Mice Residential Bed Bugs Termites Cockroaches Green Pest Control

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
  • Free inspection policy
9108 Ne Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 503-253-5325 northwestpest.com
Interstate Pest Management Logo

Interstate Pest Management

5/5
Based on 568 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Rats Cockroaches Fleas Commercial Spiders Residential Ants Termites Bed Bugs

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Positive customer service reviews
211 Se Madison St Suite #10, Portland, OR 503-832-4997 interstatepest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Pointe Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

Jr Blvd, 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, OR 97212

Antworks Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

5601 E 18th St #101
Vancouver, WA 98661

The Killers Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

9498 SW Barbur Blvd Suite 312
Portland, OR 97219

Natura Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

12117 NE 99th St #1900
Vancouver, WA 98682

Family Home Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

10151 SW Barbur Blvd #201d
Portland, OR 97219

Croach Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

6160 SW Arctic Dr
Beaverton, OR 97005

Moore Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.0/5 

Oregon City
OR 97045, OR 97045

Summit Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

8185 SW Hunziker St
Tigard, OR 97223

Wayfare Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4817 NW Fruit Valley Rd #500
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Facts about Gresham
Average Max Temp: 60°F
Average Min Temp: 44°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 51%
Average Annual Snowfall: 4.0"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 5.09"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $246

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When picking a pest control company, you want to be sure to find the right one for you. You might consider a company's qualifications and treatment methods as well as its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

  • Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

    All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, must be licensed via the appropriate Oregon regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, while issuing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    A pest control company can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to back up its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is granted to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. These companies also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

    A pest control company can also belong to various professional organizations. Joining an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to resources and education, as well as a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Membership in organizations like these is not required, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

For the most part, a company displays information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also help you determine if a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you can't get the information you need online, you can contact a company representative directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can read reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, verify a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), or check its licensure status through the Oregon licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when looking for pest control services. Cost can be influenced by factors like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and your location.

    You can think about whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment may influence which provider and treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    You will want to understand the precautions for the pesticides used in your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should be able to supply information about the pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they have in place. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) should be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    You can ask if your technician will begin with lower-toxicity, more natural options before moving on to harsher chemicals.

    Many companies have started to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to reduce personal or environmental risk when treating pest infestations. The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Gresham

Not all pests are equally common around Gresham. Some species that you should be wary of include the following:

  • Ants: Ants can be found in basically all of Oregon. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Flies: You may notice flies around sinks or in places where you keep food. Flies can get into your house in Gresham throughout the year, but they're even more common during warmer months.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is stored.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to get rid of, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Oregon, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Gresham

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests come into your home looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests may seek out and eat food or trash left sitting out. Some could also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also come into your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through places such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Second, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outside. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you identify signs of pests in your Gresham home. This could include nests, droppings, damage, or even the pests themselves. If your home has seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend annual preventive pest management.

Should I clean my home after pest control services?

Whether you need to clean your home after pest control services will change depending on what treatments are used. Make sure that you ask your pest control technician while they are at your home. Typically, you will be able to vacuum, dust, and wipe down certain surfaces, although you should be careful not to wipe away chemical barriers or touch any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. There may be a lingering smell after the application of some pesticides.

After pest control, it is important to maintain a clean home to avoid encouraging pests to return.

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