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EcoCare Pest Control: Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about working with our team? Get the answers you need! Learn about our approach to eco-friendly pest control.


I’m happy to report that as of today, there has been no more rat activity and the ant problem has decreased significantly and should be mitigated on the next spraying. EcoCare Pest Control has been very professional throughout this process and very willing to share information about the process. I am going to continue to purchase their pest care insurance going forward.

– Courtney D.

Do you offer pest control services near me?

Our skilled team of exterminators, pest control specialists, and rodent removal experts are available throughout Portland and Vancouver. From east to west, we provide pest control services in most nearby areas, including suburbs like Beaverton, Oregon City, Tigard, Happy Valley, West Linn and Lake Oswego.

What kind of pests and rodents can you help me get rid of?

We help Portland and Vancouver residents eliminate a wide range of insects, pests, and rodents. From Ants and Spiders, to Mice and Rats– we’ve got you covered. Take a look at a list of the most common pests we deal with.

What seasonal pests should I be aware of?

Here in the PNW we have very distinct seasons, and each one brings a whole new set of bugs and insects. Here are some of the most common:

  • Spring & Early Summer: Wasps, Box Elders, Ants, Spiders, Rodents
  • Late Summer-Fall: Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees, Fleas, Rodents, Ants (Learn more in this blog post)
  • Winter: Ants, Rats, and Mice

Our Pest Insurance program was created to help you combat and prevent the most common seasonal pest infestations. We’ll help you stay pest free and worry free, all year long. Learn more about Pest Insurance.

What are common signs of an insect infestation in my home?

Depending on the type of insects living in your home, there are a variety of signs of an infestation to watch out for. Some early signs can be surprisingly subtle, so you may not even notice them at first glance. Our team of trained pest control technicians will look for things like:

  • Eggs or insect larvae
  • Insect nests
  • Adult pests and insects around your home
  • Damage to food or clothes
  • Gnaw marks, wood chips, and other signs of bugs boring into wood

Learn more about how to spot a variety of common pest infestations in this blog post.

How do I know what kind of insects are in my home?

If you know you have a bug problem in your home, but aren’t sure what kind, we can help. Here in the Pacific Northwest there are hundreds of bugs and insects in the area. Surprisingly, each type of insect usually requires a different approach to treatment and removal. Our expert pest control specialists will work with you to review your insect problem and find the best solution.

How do I get rid of ants in my house?

Ant infestations are a common problem for homeowners. Thankfully, there are easy ways to manage this issue. The best way to get rid of ants naturally is to:

  • Regularly clean your kitchen and bathrooms
  • Make sure all entrances to your home are sealed
  • Don’t leave food sitting out, including pet food
  • Hire an eco-friendly pest control specialist to eliminate the colony and prevent future infestations

Read our Ultimate Guide to Ants to learn even more about how to identify and get rid of the Ants in your Portland home.

Bugs are eating my clothes, what do I do?

Here in the Pacific Northwest, Clothes Moths and Silverfish can get into the dark corners of your closet and chew away at your clothes. Don’t let these fabric pests overrun your closet and ruin your clothes! There are some natural remedies for avoiding these problems:

  • Clean and vacuum regularly
  • Store only clean clothes
  • Dry clean any natural fabric clothing after the winter season (wool, linen, silk, cotton)
  • Use cedar chips

Remember that working with a local Portland pest control company is always a faster, more effective solution. Learn more about insect-proofing your closet and home.

How do I get rid of rodents in my home without poison?

The best way to get rid of rodents naturally, without poison, is to use powerful rat traps to effectively and humanely remove them from your home.

Our eco-friendly Portland rat exterminators rarely use rat poison on the interior of your home. Afterall, you don’t want dead mice or rats inside your walls as this leads to additional pest infestations and horrible odors. Learn more about our rodent control methods.

Do I have to leave my home when your exterminators are working?

Not at all! Here at EcoCare Pest Control, our treatments are 100% safe. In fact, we provide the most eco-friendly pest control services in the area! You do not have to leave your home during a pest treatment. Our eco-friendly pest control treatments are minimally toxic and safe for people of all ages, cats, dogs, and most other pets.

Is your pest control treatment safe for pets?

Absolutely! We only use eco-friendly products to treat insect and pest problems. All of our treatments use active ingredients that are an extremely low percentage, typically ½ of 1%, with the spray solution being 99.5% water. You don’t have to worry about your pets or family.

What bugs and insects are dangerous to my pets?

If you are dealing with a pest infestation in your home, it could be putting your pet at risk. There are a variety of pests here in Oregon and Washington that can be dangerous to your pets. These include:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Mice & Rats
  • …and more!

Read our blog post to learn more about some common bugs and rodents you should keep away from your pet.

Are your exterminators licensed, bonded, and insured?

Of course! You should avoid any PNW pest control company that employs exterminators who aren’t. All our exterminators are licensed, bonded, and insured in both Oregon & Washington. Furthermore, we provide the best training available to our entire team, including helping them improve their leadership and customer service skills.

There’s a reason we’re ranked among the very best exterminators in Portland and Vancouver!

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How do we get started?

Ready to get rid of the bugs and pests in your Portland or Vancouver home? We’ll make the process easy. Just contact us online and we’ll get straight to work. We’ll come out to your home and do a general assessment to determine the best solution to your pest issue.

Our certified green exterminators will help you identify the kind of pest you’re dealing with as well as the source of the infestation. From there, we’ll create a treatment plan that not only gets rid of your current pest problem, but prevents future issues, too.

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