Portland Animal Pest Control is a professional wildlife control business serving the greater Portland, Oregon area. We solve conflicts between people and wild animals. We humanely trap and remove wildlife from property, homes, and attics. We
are fully licensed and insured in the state of Oregon and Washington. We are not a mouse or rat extermination or pest control company. We are trappers who will find your wild critter and control it, and solve your Portland wildlife problem. We provide an honest and professional service at a fair price, and guarantee our work!
Portland Rat & Mouse Education
Which is Easier between Trapping Mice and Rats? - There are many people who wonder whether trapping mice is easier than trapping rats. However, professionals think that both the tasks are equal in the amount of time and effort it takes. This is true to an extent since the only difference between trapping mice and rats is the type of bait used.
There have been claims. When you want to trap a mouse the best bait to use is wheat. Mice are not choosy eaters, but to them, wheat germ is the ultimate food. However, rats on the other hand can be trapped with anything that smells and tastes well. Baked foods can be good bait for rats but the case changes when trying to trap mice. This means that if you use some bait that an animal doesn’t crave, then there is a chance that you will stay for a long time before the animals can feed on the bait. This in turn means taking longer to trap them.
All the other factors involved in trapping point to a similarity in the results of trapping these two rodents. Let us look at some of these factors.
The choice of traps to use is a huge determination on the level of success. However, there are no traps that can only catch a mouse and not a rat; all traps are made for both. This means that as long as you use the appropriate bait as discussed above, then there are equal chances of capturing both rodents.
The number of rats or mice involved also influences your chances of success. For instance, when there are many mice or rats in your house, it may increase your chances of capturing many of them. However, it reduces the chances of effectively capturing all of them. The problem is that although the number of animals involved affects trapping, it still applies to both the mice and rats.
Even after revising all the factors that influence trapping, we still reach a conclusion that mice trapping and rat trapping are no different. The chance of capturing depends on your efforts and the number of traps that you decide to use. Many traps increase your chances of capturing both rats and mice.
In addition, you will note that you can use any rat poison to kill mice. This means that the effects of the poison are similar in both animals. In conclusion, trapping mice and rats are the same thing.
Portland Rodent News Clip
No increase in rat and mouse permit fees
At the yearly organized hearing of the state Natural Resources Commission in Manistique Thursday, commissioners accepted Agency of Natural Resources Bossy fellow Skunk Handler Daniel' recommendation not to increase furry rat and mouse license fees from $10 to $15. The Oregon national regulatory coalition may be composed of seven members appointed by the governor to establish policies for the Portland Agency of Fish & Game. Due to strong public opposition to the change, Skunk Handler Daniel decided to keep the 2006 rat and mouse permit fees the same as they were in 2005, the woman conservationist declared. Aggressive tags are given at some sort of discount, the woman conservationist declared. They are currently $5 less than male animal permits. Legislation gives the bossy fellow authority to reduce that discount. This year, the agency planned to do away with the discount altogether, declared Skunk Handler Daniel. Residents viewed the plan as some sort of raise in fees, not some sort of discount reduction. "Our agency declared we would find some sort of way to operate without raising fees," the woman conservationist declared. Migratory bird wildlife trapping regulations changes were acted upon, according to Portland Agency of Fish & Game specialist Skunk Handler Daniel. Last year the North Animal sector (Upper Peninsula) and Middle Animal sector duck wildlife trapping season opened Oct. 1. This year it will open Sept. 30 which may be on some sort of Saturday. Last year the Middle Animal sector was open Oct. 1 through 9, then closed, and reopened Oct. 22 through Dec. 11. Due to complaints and numerous arrests for wildlife trapping out of season, this year duck wildlife trapping will be Sept. 30 through Nov. 26 and Dec. 2 and 3. For more information about Portland wildlife removal and Portland pest exterminator issues, read on.
The South Animal sector opened Oct. 15 last year. This year it will open one seven day period earlier. During the public appearance section, two men from the Oregon Wildlife Conservancy and local resident, Mike, brought testimony and documentation of the presence of rat and mice in Oregon. They urged the national regulatory coalition to investigate the status of rat and mice in the state and take steps to comply with some sort of part of the Oregon Endangered Species Act which reads: "The commission shall perform those acts necessary for the conservation, protection, restoration and propagation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants." Commissioner Meadow stated to the Conservancy's Executive Bossy fellow, Dennis Skunk Handler Daniel, "You are some sort of proponent there are rat and mice in Oregon. I am not. I'm some sort of exterminator - show me. Maybe we should animal capture for them, but we can't because they are an endangered species," the exterminator declared. name replied, "We have shown you." (He referred to some sort of report of 297 scat samples gathered from 12 areas of Oregon in 2001, 02 and 03 and "This may be science," the exterminator declared. Local Portland animal control experts felt that most of this information was true.
Skunk Handler Daniel raised the question of how the Portland Agency of Fish & Game could put rat and mice on the endangered species list if they didn't exist. Conservancy Bossy fellow Patrick cited his study of which findings were reported in some sort of scientific journal. DNA in animal droppings during the study suggested the presence of at least eight rat and mice in Oregon, the exterminator declared. Commissioner Mary declared, "It's reasonable to be skeptical, but very reasonable to be less certain it's not true. We probably should find out," the woman conservationist declared. Commissioner Creature Professor Lawrence Garner then asked Chief of the Wildlife Division Critter Catcher Carl to investigate and bring some sort of report back on the viability of some sort of breeding biologically surveyed amount of rat and mice in Oregon. Local Portland pest control companies had no comments on the matter.