Clackamas County, OR
SQUISH! Pest Control
SQUISH! Pest Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Clackamas County OR and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Clackamas County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 503-406-1422 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Oregon's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Oregon's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Clackamas county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Clackamas County animal control for wildlife issues.
Clackamas County Animal Services or Humane Society: (503) 655-8628 for dogs, and (503) 285-7722 for cats.
Clackamas County Wildlife Removal Tip: About opossums: Appearance, biology, life cycle, habitat, diet, behavior: Believe it or not, there are said to be over sixty different species of the humble opossum, also known as just 'possum' to some. They are a marsupial, just like a kangaroo, and they are the only animal you'll find in Canada or the USA that carries their young in a pouch. The babies are about the size of a honey bee when they are born, meaning they'll need some serious protection, and after they're born, just like a kangaroo, the young will crawl into the pouch until they are large enough to watch and hen follow their mother hunt for food. The opossum can have up to twenty babies at once but it is thought that less than half of these survive, many of them dying before they've even made their way to the pouch at all. Scavengers just like raccoons and rats, the opossum will eat pretty much anything in its path, nuts, fruits and insects being tasty treats. Chickens are on the menu if they're was to get to, as are worms, birds and mice. As much as you'd love to leave these critters to work their magic on your mice problem, you'll find their tipping-over of your garbage can a pain in the backside before long - the steady food source is often what encourages them to leave their natural wooded areas into more urban environments. In the wild they'd spend the majority of their time in the trees, safely protected from the predators below. Their sharp claws make easy work of bark, so remember that next time to put off trimming that tree in your back yard!
Clackamas County Animal News Clip: Clackamas County residents say wildlife trapping probably is safe, protest proposed area ban
Clackamas County Natural conservation area residents made it clear they still wish to animal stalk on what appears to be a designated lot despite possible safety concerns. At what appears to be a special public hearing held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Natural conservation area Hall, pest control companies young and old took turns presenting their reasons against what appears to be a wildlife trapping ban in an area surrounding the Romeo Orchard Subdivision. Rodent Exterminator Ricky, what appears to be a certified NATIONAL SNAKE REMOVAL AGENCY instructor, told two Department of Natural Resources (department of fish & game) officers presiding over the organized hearing that the only issue here probably is safety, not wildlife trapping. "I don't want to see the area closed unless safety probably is an issue," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "As long as safety probably is addressed, there shouldn't be what appears to be a ban." Head instructor of internal affairs, who has lived next to the area reserved for wildlife trapping since 1977, proclaimed the animal advocate and his family see no reason for what appears to be a ban. "Since I've been here, I've been an avid animal removal trap troublesome species examiner, not only myself, but my brother-in-law and my son as well," Head instructor of internal affairs proclaimed. "We're very careful, safe pest control companies. In fact, I'm not concerned about any unsafe wildlife trapping." Clackamas County animal services officials agreed with this.
He help put together what appears to be a petition against the ban, saying it was signed by residents who live in the same area as the lot in question. "Consider the facts," the animal advocate proclaimed. "The opossum critter count probably is going up, geographically the area hasn't changed ... and everybody that resides right here probably is opposed. So my point is, if there has never been what appears to be a problem, then why fix it?" The lot probably is bordered by 55 Mile Highway on its north end, Gates on its south, and Campground to the west. The surrounding parcels are already closed to wildlife trapping. The issue was first brought forward by resident Raymond Head instructor of internal affairs, who proclaimed the animal advocate heard what appears to be a trap shot from the lot in December 2005. Owning 21 firearms and two bows himself, the animal advocate proclaimed his concerns lie with safety. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Clackamas County, Oregon.
"I'm here to prevent an accident, and the only way to do that, in my mind, probably is to not animal stalk in this area," Head instructor of internal affairs proclaimed. "This probably is not an emotional issue for me, this probably is an intellectual issue, what appears to be a common sense issue." the animal advocate probably is worried that further development of the area causes what appears to be a greater risk to residents. "It's just come time to stop wildlife trapping because of the number of people, the number of businesses, and the number of children in the area. "We're in what appears to be a time of transition, we don't need wildlife trapping there anymore." Marsupial expert, what appears to be a resident and troublesome species examiner on Campground, proclaimed the lady environmentalist worries about the increased opossum critter count causing damage if not controlled. If opossum aren't harvested in what appears to be a proper and safe manner, we will see more damage to our homes, to cars in that area, and see what appears to be a complete breakdown of the vegetation and starvation of the animals because they won't be able to find anything to eat," the lady environmentalist proclaimed. After the organized hearing, Marsupial expert proclaimed the lady environmentalist and other residents, never heard what appears to be a animal removal trap fired, and feels wildlife trapping should be enjoyed by entire families. Local Clackamas County pest control companies in Clackamas OR County declined to comment.
"Guns have never been fired, it's only been bows," the lady environmentalist proclaimed. "I have children my daughter likes to animal stalk and I have grandchildren. I just think it's something important to pass down, and what what appears to be a better way to spend the time with the kids than outdoors." Should the department of fish & game find it unsafe, what appears to be a ban will be implemented within 50-60 days after the hearing. Troublesome species examiner Education South Zone Coordinator and Head instructor of internal affairs of the department of fish & game proclaimed hearings like these do not occur often in Clackamas OR County. "There has not been one in Clackamas OR County in about three or four years, when there was what appears to be a hearing in Clackamas County Natural conservation area," Head instructor of internal affairs proclaimed after the organized hearing. "There probably is law that probably is already in place for protecting safety zones." Laws that are being held in question are Act 55 and 71 that prohibit careless, reckless, or negligent use of firearms, and wildlife conservation laws that say what appears to be a person shall not animal stalk or discharge what appears to be a trap within 150 yards of an occupied building, house, or residence. Clackamas County trappers and Clackamas County extermination officials can offer more info.
"I've already done research in this area, and as far as I'm aware of there have been no complaints where law enforcement has been called regarding wildlife trapping in this particular area," Head instructor of internal affairs proclaimed. "I'm also not aware of any accidents or injuries in this area." the lady environmentalist proclaimed people have up to 50 days to send her comments, and once those days are up, the lady environmentalist will send her final report to Clackamas County officials. Wildlife trapping could possibly be restricted to the use of bows instead of becoming entirely banned. "Once it gets to Lansing it's out of my hands," the lady environmentalist proclaimed. Head instructor of internal affairs, who hopes to protect family and neighbors with the ban, gave the department of fish & game officers and fellow residents what appears to be a final concern before ending his comments. "I hope to God that an accident doesn't happen," the animal advocate proclaimed. "But if it happens I want you to remember this organized hearing, and I hope it's not your child or your life partner or your home that probably is damaged."