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

Pests like rats and wasps can become a nuisance in any Hillsboro home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

Our list of the best pest control companies in Hillsboro can help you choose the right team to tackle any pest problem, large or small.

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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Hillsboro Pest Control Companies

American Extermination Plus, Inc. Logo

American Extermination Plus

4.5/5
Based on 28 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
  • Reviews praise customer service
2770 Se Tualatin Valley Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 503-681-9800 americanextermination.com
Brooks Pest Control, Inc. Logo

Brooks Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 181 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Gophers Green Pest Control General Pest Control Wasps Spiders Ants Mosquitos Rats Prevention Silverfish Cockroaches Residential Fleas

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
10200 Sw Allen Blvd G, Beaverton, OR 503-505-7364 brookspest.com
Aptive Environmental Logo

Aptive Environmental

4.6/5
Based on 2,800 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Garden Protection Green Pest Control Mice Ticks Ants Rats Cockroaches Spiders General Pest Control Silverfish Flies Wasps Mosquitos Residential Prevention

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
10260 Sw Nimbus Ave M-4, Portland, OR 971-203-0857 goaptive.com
Summit Pest Management Logo

Summit Pest Management

4.7/5
Based on 83 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Bees Beetles Cockroaches Termites Prevention General Pest Control Mosquitos Green Pest Control Spiders Commercial Rats Bed Bugs Ants Ticks Wasps Fleas

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
8185 Sw Hunziker St, Tigard, OR 503-694-4651 summitpestmanagement.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Pure Environmental Portland Mold Remediation & Bed Bug Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

8206 N Fessenden St
Portland, OR 97203

The Killers Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

9498 SW Barbur Blvd Suite 312
Portland, OR 97219

Family Home Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

10151 SW Barbur Blvd #201d
Portland, OR 97219

Barrier Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

Parking lot, 20746 SW Olds Pl
20746 SW Olds Pl, OR 97140

Interstate Pest Management

User Reviews: 5/5 

211 SE Madison St Suite #10
Portland, OR 97214

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

Bug Busters

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

807 Elliott Rd
Newberg, OR 97132

Insight Pest Control Portland

User Reviews: 5/5 

2340 SE Gladstone St Suite 2110
Portland, OR 97202

Wayfare Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4817 NW Fruit Valley Rd #500
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Facts about Hillsboro
Average Max Temp: 59°F
Average Min Temp: 44°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 51%
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 4.28"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $242

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several factors that you can take into consideration when choosing the right pest control company for you. Important factors include a company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, but licensure is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in Oregon must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer additional certifications. While not required, these can help show that a pest control company is reputable.

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company provides information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also help you figure out 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 reach out to the company directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources that can be used to verify a company's legitimacy include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check the status of a company's license through the Oregon licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can look into whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if its treatment doesn't resolve your pest problem, it will continue to come back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When it comes to choosing a pest control provider, you want to select one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You may also prefer an environmentally-conscious provider.

  • Safety

    You should ask your pest control technician if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what kind of precautionary measures they are going to use. All pesticides that are not considered minimum-risk chemicals should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider will be able to supply information about all chemicals they plan to use.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring cleaner and greener pest solutions that can be used before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Hillsboro

Not all pests are equally prevalent in Hillsboro. Some species that you should be wary of are these:

  • Snakes: Snakes prefer dark, cool, and damp areas like basements and will often enter a home looking for food. While most species of snakes are harmless, this is not a risk that you and your family want to take.
  • Flies: You may notice flies around sinks or in places where you keep food. Flies might get into your house in Hillsboro throughout the year, but they're particularly common during warmer months.
  • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most of Oregon. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very difficult to get rid of, so we recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Oregon, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might notice droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is kept or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Hillsboro

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests might be looking to eat food or trash left sitting out. Some may 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 looking for shelter and get in through places such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are certain 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.

Next, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off potential pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

How frequently do I need to hire someone to do pest control?

In general, it's recommended that your house is treated for pests about once annually, more often if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

What is the importance of preventive pest control?

Preventive pest control is important to help stop pest problems before they start. Local pest control companies know about the pests that live in your part of Hillsboro, including how they get into homes and at what times of the year they are most active. Your technician can suggest changes and implement barriers to keep pests out of your home, saving you time and money that you might otherwise spend on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

Can pests come out after spraying for them?

You could feel like you're seeing a greater number of pests around your house in the days following pest control treatment. This is because living pests are being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be finding more dead pests. If pest activity hasn't begun to decrease in a week or two following treatment, contact your Hillsboro pest control professional to see if more treatment is required.

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