Eco-Effective GreenPro Certified Rat Exterminators

Rat Control Services for Portland Oregon Area Homes and Businesses

Serving the Portland Metro Areas including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard, Sherwood, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, Gresham, Milwaukie, Gladstone, and other surrounding areas.
Slam the door on rats! – Let us “lock em out”!

We restore the health and correct the rodent damage to your home.

Call today for detailed consultation and inspection with pictures.

Denying rats an entry is the first and most important step in eliminating them.

Rat Extermination Service

Nature First Pest Control’s rodent exclusion locked him out and he’s leaving town.

We offer “NO POISON” total rat control and extermination in Portland.

Rat Extermination Services

Professional rat exterminators are the best and most effective way rid your home of rats. Our Eco-friendly and natural approach offers a reliable long-term solution to an infestation.

We’ll Work Fast To Control Your Rat problem

Discovering you have rodents in your home, in your roof or behind your walls can be very frightening. Rats spread disease and can quickly cause serious damage to your home or business. At the first sign, don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll work fast to solve your problem and restore the health and damage to your home or business.

We offer “NO POISON” solution. We never put poison bait boxes around your house. This is a temporary band aid to a much more serious problem. We use contraceptives, instead of poisons, combined with a new humane trap system to control the rat population explosion.

Stay away from any company that puts out bait and assures you that these pests will leave your house and go to water. This is total BS. We use no bait and we seal the entry points.

Amy is a great rodent detective!

Crawling under house

Why you’ll find rats in your yard or home

The main attractions for rats and other undesirable wildlife to your home are bird feeders, pet food left outside, and garbage cans that are not sealed. Other attractants include overgrown areas, thick landscape vines, wood piles, sheds and outbuildings, bird baths, landscape walls and berms. When we get a call about a problem in a home, I always ask the homeowner whether they have a bird feeder. This is the most common way to attract rodents to the side of your house. If you keep feed in the feeder constantly, the rats will eat all they can and then want to hide the rest. This often results in smooth looking burrows alongside of your foundation. If you have just a crawl space they will quickly dig under the foundation and gain access to your home from underneath. If you have a very deep foundation, basement, or a slab, they will look for other entrances. There are usually torn vent screens, badly fitting garage and side doors, gaps around pipes entering the house, dryer vents, and sometimes pet doors. The same thing happens when you leave pet food outside. They will eat all they can and look for a place to store the rest. We have found burrows under Rottweiler and Doberman dog houses.

Cats are not a solution for Rats, you need to call a Pest Professional

If you think that having a cat will keep the rats away, think again. Most house cats will stand and watch a rat feed at its food dish. While they can catch mice, they often play with them and allow the mice to escape. Those cats were never trained to hunt, and are too well fed to feel like taking on a full grown rat. Another classic mistake homeowners make is to store pet food in the garage in the bag it came in. Sooner or later, they will find this treasure trove of food. Put this food in metal cans and close the lid.

Eco-friendly & Natural Pest Solutions

If you have an insect, pest or rat problem we’ll solve it!
Schedule an inspection today – call us at: (503)-579-3680

Facts about Rats

What animal can leap five times its body length straight up?

Can squeeze through any hole that it can get its skull through?

Can dig tunnels straight down without leaving dirt around the hole?

Can chew through wood siding, door jams, and wall board in minutes?

Can swim under water for great distances?

Can climb the inside of smooth vertical pipes, thrive in total darkness, and gain weight on a diet of dog droppings?

That’s right. It’s Super Rat. More commonly known as the Norway or Wharf rat.

The Norway or Wharf rat is commonly found throughout the country along with his cousin the Roof Rat. While as a human it is nice to be needed. It is not nice to be needed by rats. The various species that we are familiar with are called commensal rats. This means that they need mankind to survive in our environment. They go wherever we go, eat whatever we or our pets eat, and have adapted extremely well to our civilization. In sewers, grain elevators, factories, ships, farms, homes and even submarines, you can find them doing very well. Like all of God’s creatures, need food, water, and shelter. Provide these three necessities at your house, and they will come. Don’t ever think that your neighborhood doesn’t have rats. All neighborhoods have them in varying numbers. The trick is to let someone else give them a home. Don’t attract them to yours.

We Control Portland Roof Rats

Roof rats arrived in Portland a few years ago and have become a huge issue. They often use the holes that squirrels have opened on your roof.

Removing rats from your Portland area attic can become complicated. They’ll usually have access to the entire house when they enter via the roof. We exterminate them in your house in a logical sequence designed to avoid making rats trap shy. We rely on permanently blocking them out from your house as the core of our services. We use no poison baits.

Nature First has found that repairs to the roof need to be done right, or the rats and squirrels will, over time, chew open another entry point.

We provide a written report that includes areas of concern or conditions that encourage pests. Our reports include items the homeowner should be aware of and lists those items that are not urgent and can be addressed later.

Crawl Space Cleaning and Rodent Exclusion

We offer crawl space cleaning and repair services for our customers who have discovered that rodents have damaged their crawlspaces and attics. Nature First always inspects the attic of a home with a rodent problem. We know that a rodent invasion in the basement makes it likely that we will find the attic insulation has also been damaged.

Your late night countertop visitor. This is a roof rat and their feet are designed to climb anything. There is no place they can’t climb.

Pet Safe Rat Control Services

Eco-friendly Sustainable, Organic, Natural and Green methods. We safely exterminate pests in and around Portland area homes and businesses.

We are leaders in Natural, Green and Organic Pest Control Portland. We always try to exterminate naturally.


Member of National Pest Management Association

Department of Agriculture AG-L0073581CPO, CCB#207725, An Established leader in Natural Pest management. We strive to ‘exterminate’ naturally.

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