** Listed below are links for pest resources – if more information or assistance is needed, please contact a pest control company.
A disease vectoring pest is any insect, arthropod, or animal that is capable of transmitting disease to humans.
RATS (Rattus) & MICE (Mus)
Pest World – ‘Health Hazards Posed by Rodents’
Oregon State University: ‘How to get rid of Rats’
Rodent Prevention & Control Brochure
CDC – ‘How to Control Wild Rodent Infestations’
Multnomah County ‘Rat Control’ ** NO SERVICE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY, INFO ONLY!
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides – ‘Controlling rats’
City of Beaverton – Rodent Infestation Prevention
Oregon State University: ‘How to get rid of Mice (House Mouse)’
Illinois Department of Public Health – ‘House Mouse Prevention and Control’
University of California – Integrated Pest Management – House Mouse
HARD TICKS (Ixodida)
** For Pet Tick control, contact a Veterinarian.
Oregon Hard Tick Identification (CDVCD website)
National Pesticide Information Center – Tick and Tick Bites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – ‘Preventing Tick Bites’
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service – ‘Checking for Ticks’
Purdue University – Forestry & Natural Resources – ‘Tick Prevention’
U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Ticks and Lyme Disease: symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention’
Pest World – Lyme Disease FAQ: ‘Health Info on Ticks and Lyme Disease’
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) – Cockroaches
University of California – Integrated Pest Management – Cockroaches
Purdue University – Entomology Extension – Cockroach Control
Pest World (pestworld.org) – ‘Cockroaches 101’
Pest World – ‘Flies 101: Different Types of Flies and the Threats they Pose’.
University of California Integrated Pest Management – Flies
Pest World – ‘How to Get Rid of Flies In Your Home’
Illinois Department of Pubic Health Prevention & Control – ‘The House Fly and Other Filth Flies’
Purdue University – ‘Fly Control Around the Home’
University of Florida IFAS Extension – ‘Nuisance Nonbiting Flies Such as Filth Breeding Flies’
** For Pet flea control, contact a Veterinarian.
Oregon State University: ‘How to get rid of Fleas’
National Pesticide Information Center – Fleas
University of California – Integrated Pest Management – Fleas
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – ‘Preventing Fleas on Your Pets’
Pest World (pestworld.org) – ‘Fleas 101’
EPA – ‘Controlling Fleas and Ticks Around Your Home’
Oregon Health Authority – ‘Bats and Rabies’
Pest World – Bats
Oregon State University Extension Service – ‘Bats in my attic – What should I do?’
University of California Integrated Pest Management – Bats
Bat Conservation International – ‘Bats in Homes and Buildings’
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – ‘Living with Wildlife: Bats’
Oregon Health Authority – Information on Rabies