Ants

An ant infestation as with any pest is bad news. Some signs of a serious ant epidemic are:

  • Debris excavated for nests (dirt piles)
  • Visible trails of ants foraging
  • Audible excavation within walls
  • Tunnelling in moist wood
  • Foraging tubes on outside walls or dead trees (frass)

But by the time you see these signs it’s more than likely too late for you to do anything about it using just shop bought extermination control. And besides even if you get rid of one danger the ants will more than likely come back.

Plus many cheap insecticides are ineffective and bad for the environment.

Attics, crawlspaces and just about anywhere else in the home is at danger!

You need to act fast and call us – 855-268-9675 (855-ANTWORK)!

And check out our range of services for home defense and extermination.

One of our certified and skilled employees will carry out an inspection, and make recommendations or prepare your home for a full extermination.

You Need Us, Call Us…Anytime. No Obligation. No Contract.

If left uncontrolled the situation will quickly get out of hand. For example a colony of Carpenter ants has been known to exceed 100,000 workers. With this size of problem during the mating cycle your house could be filled with flying ants.

Be Adamant About Your Ants!

Ants are highly adaptable, social creatures. If there’s a way into your house they’ll find it and once they’re inside they won’t go away without our help.

We guarantee all of our pest treatments without requirement of a contract.

WE GIVE GREAT, EXPERT ADVICE

We’re experts in professional pest control and extermination.

Antworks Pest Control specialises in ant control and extermination about the home and office.
But it isn’t just ants that cause problems and dangers in the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas. That’s why our best quality pest control services cover a wide range of species’ infestations from Termites to Mice and Cockroaches. [Bea these in caps for Links]

What’s more, we tailor all our products and support to meet the dangers head on. There’s no such thing as “one size fits all”.

Antworks Pest Control prides itself on a straight forward, measured, professional approach.

WE’RE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

We take great pride in our work.

We belong to The National Pest Management Association, the industry leader in health and hygiene. We’re enthusiastic, friendly and have a long tradition of getting the job done. We guarantee our pest control services with a one-time treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe and like we keep saying with Antworks Pest Control there is no need for a contract.

Check theAntworks Pest Control Mission, and we think you’ll find us the best quality pest control service in the area…all at a cost effective price:

  • Wall void injections
  • Crack and crevice treatment
  • Baseboards
  • Foundation walls
  • Crawlspace
  • Wall space
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Slabs, driveways and walkways

WE’RE GREEN

We want to help protect the environment.

We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in all of our natural treatments. We reject the use of cheap, ineffective, insecticides. Our professional, skilled employees use slow acting, non-repellent materials for the extermination and control of ants. This type of technology allows us to control infestations by getting to the root of the problem:

The colony.

This certified practice allows our exterminator to use less of the product while still exterminating the ants.

There are eight major species of nuisance ant in the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas and we’ve listed them here for you. Antworks Pest Control guarantees complete removal with all of our ant treatments because we practice unique methods and use materials specifically designed for the control of these pests:

  • Small amounts of slow acting non-repellent material
  • One-time treatment
  • Environmentally Safe

We’re not just a pest control service. We specialize in ants, and our long tradition in providing best quality protection, extermination and home defense is one of the best in the USA. We know what we’re doing and we do it well.

WE OFFER TRUE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL AND EXCELLENT VALUE!

We’ll stay with you every step of the way until your pest problem is completely taken care of. There’s no Locked-Down Contract and there’s no Winter Treatment Requirement; just a wholesome professional and friendly service when you need it most.

Don’t forget to check out our Mission Statement

ACROBAT ANT FACTS

(Crematogaster)

LENGTH 2.5 – 4mm
BITE/STING Yes
LIKES Food, water, rubbish, decaying wood
RESILIENCE Low
INFECTION RISK Low
PROPERTY DAMAGE Low
TYPICAL COLONY 30,000

BIG-HEADEDANT FACTS

(Pheidolemegacephala)

LENGTH 2 – 4mm
BITE/STING Yes
LIKES Food, water, rubbish
RESILIENCE Medium
INFECTION RISK Low
PROPERTY DAMAGE Extreme
TYPICAL COLONY 30,000

CARPENTERANT FACTS

(Formica ligniperda)

LENGTH 10mm
BITE/STING Yes
LIKES Sweet food, meat, insects and damp wood
RESILIENCE Low
INFECTION RISK Low
PROPERTY DAMAGE Extreme
TYPICAL COLONY 30,000

MOISTUREANT FACTS

(Lasiusinterjectus)

LENGTH 3mm
BITE/STING Minimal
LIKES Sweets, rotting damp wood
RESILIENCE Low
INFECTION RISK Low
PROPERTY DAMAGE Medium
TYPICAL COLONY 5,000

ODOROUSANT FACTS

(Tapinoma sessile)

LENGTH 3mm
BITE/STING No
LIKES Sweet food, standing water
RESILIENCE High
INFECTION RISK Medium
PROPERTY DAMAGE Low
TYPICAL COLONY 100,000

PAVEMENT ANT FACTS

(Tetramoriumcaespitum)

LENGTH 3mm
BITE/STING Yes
LIKES Greasy foods, heat, rotting wood
RESILIENCE Medium
INFECTION RISK Medium
PROPERTY DAMAGE Low
TYPICAL COLONY 10,000

PHAROAHANT FACTS

(Monomoriumpharaonic)

LENGTH 2mm
BITE/STING No
LIKES Sweets, heat, household foods
RESILIENCE High
INFECTION RISK Extreme
PROPERTY DAMAGE Extreme
TYPICAL COLONY 2,500

THATCHINGANT FACTS

(Formica obscuripes)

LENGTH 7mm
BITE/STING Yes
LIKES Other insects, damp wood
RESILIENCE Low
INFECTION RISK Low
PROPERTY DAMAGE Low
TYPICAL COLONY 40,000

Wasps

These pests are a threat in and out of your home, so it’s best to remove a nest at first sighting. They are either solitary or social. Solitary wasps are predatory, and often parasitic, laying their eggs in another living creature like a spider or caterpillar. The eggs hatch and fed on the still living host until they are full born. Social wasps serve a queen that produces the eggs and governs the rule of the nest. Social wasps are more deadly than solitary wasp, but solitary wasp should not be ignored.

Characteristics

Social wasp collect into colonies and when threatened can be dangerous when disturbed. These pest can be a nuisance and often dangerous, but are a help to wildlife and agriculture. Some fed on the nectar of flowers and herbs and pollinate the patch. Even though they are helpful, their aggressive behavior should not be tolerated.

Removal

Like most other insects, wasps can get into your home through small openings, or unsealed entrances into your home. It is best to use screens or protective material to keep pests and other elements where they belong – outside. Wasps thrive off the life of their nest, so that is where you get rid of your problem. Call Antworks Pest Control if you have a yellow jacket – wasp – hornet problem.

Pantry Pests

The nightly visits of bugs in your sugar or flour is enough to make you quit eating for a while, just to get the image out of your head. Pantry pests have become a new issue in the past decade due to upgraded corn meal and crops that may have been affected by insecticides over the years – the irony.

These pests can enter your home and breed within your grain products, birdseed, or pet food from your local grocery store, feed store, or natural food store. Their life stage is similar to that of flies, and populate in warm climate areas. The larva and adult stages can be found in your grains and oats, this will let you know if you have an infestation or your food is overdue, often times it’s an expiration issue. Other product they can be found in is spaghetti, dried flowers, spices, peas, dried vegetables, and nuts.

Removal

Inspect your pantry. Sift through your pasta, grain, and spices, dry pet food, birdseed, etc. Look over your shelves and clean up particles or any instances of food or grain to avoid attracting larva to infest and grow on it. Corners and holes in shelves or pantry walls are vulnerable for infestation since humidity could build moisture there. Clean thoroughly in small crevices and behind furniture and picture frames. Pheromone traps can remove the small numbers of pests and avoid the chance of an infestation. Prevention is key when it comes to pantry pests. Do not overstock your pantry with more than your household can attain. Seal opened bags and products in tightly sealed containers. Also, keep your storage areas well ventilated and dry to keep moisture-loving insects from inhabiting your pantry, even your home.

Antworks is willing to inspect your home and check to see if there is an infestation. If so, then we will take care of your pest problem.

Flies

Flies are everywhere. In any market, landfill, department store, and home. IT can be hard keeping them out of your vicinity unless you have something to ward them off or something to keep them at bay. They do not become a problem unless they are large in numbers, large in size, or largely infested with disease-carrying organisms. There are only a few common flies that roam often and do not cause immediate harm to persons or food.

 

Characteristics

Small flies breed in moist organic matter. This can be decaying vegetables or fruits, contaminated soil by drains or sewage, and of course, garbage. Some flies breed in specific warm, moist areas such as meat, cheese, cadavers, manure, and fungus along the streams where moss grows. Since there are different types of flies, some breeds may inhabit fruits and vegetables more than manure. It is important to provide them with something of their interest that will eliminate them, or something to restrict them from getting into your home. If their presence lingers too long, then they could spread disease to you or your family, either by landing on commonly used surfaces or improperly stored foods.

Removal

Clean and inspect under your refrigerator, mops, mop buckets, and trashcan. Eliminate the problem before the infestation grows and becomes a health hazard. Any places where flies can inhabit and breed needs to be cleaned regularly or eliminated from your home when not in use, such as a grill, fire pit, or grease pan. Contact Antworks Pest Control if you suspect you have a fly problem.

Bed Bugs

NAME: Cimexlectularius
LENGTH: 6mm
NICKNAMES: Red Coates, Mahogany Flats, Wall Lice
ORIGIN: Early colonists
LIKES: Blood
HIDEOUTS: Hotels, airplanes, couches, beds
SKILL-SET: Ability to chill out for a year without food

WATCH OUT, THEY’RE BACK!

BY the 1950s bedbugs were almost completely under control but with the boom in international travel they’ve been increasing in prevalencein the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas ever since the 1990s.

Being indoor pests, there are no high or low seasons for bedbugs. Their numbers grow throughout the year, relentlessly.

HOW DO THEY GET INTO OUR HOMES?

Simple!
If you’ve been away, stayed at a hotel, or you go the antiques store to pick up a nice old cabinet, you’re in danger of bedbug hitchhikers. And once they’re in, they’re hard to get out.

Bedbugs are NOW highly resistant to most insecticides, requiring a thorough inspection and treatment.

A bedbug infestation as with any pest is bad news. Some signs of a serious epidemic are:

  • Small bugs or little white eggs in the joints of your furniture, not just beds
  • Bumpy bites on your skin
  • Tiny black spots on your mattress (droppings)
  • Blood spots on your sheets
  • Mottled bedbug shells
  • A musty scent in your bedroom

But by the time you see these signs it’s more than likely too late for you to do anything about it using just shop bought extermination control. And besides even if you get rid of one danger the bedbugs will more than likely come back if you don’t take precautions.

You need to act fast and call us – 855-268-9675 (855-ANTWORK)!

And check out our range of services for home defense and extermination.

You Need Us, Call Us…Anytime. No Obligation. No Contract.

If left uncontrolled the situation will quickly get out of hand.

As long as they have a host to dine off, bedbugs will keep mating and hatching.

And don’t forget, bedbugsare today resistant to most shop bought insecticides!

But certified and professional help is at hand…and only a call away.

And we guarantee all of our pest treatments without requirement of a contract.

WE GIVE GREAT, EXPERT ADVICE
We’re experts in organic pest control and extermination.

Antworks Pest Control specialises in ant control and extermination about the home and office.
But the problems and dangers of bedbugs in the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas is also our target. That’s why our best quality pest control services cover a wide range of species’ infestations from Termites to Mice and Cockroaches.

What’s more, we tailor all our products and support to meet the dangers head on. There’s no such thing as “one size fits all”.

Antworks Pest Control prides itself on a straight forward, measured, professional approach.

What’s more, we tailor all our products and support to meet the dangers head on. There’s no such thing as “one size fits all”.

Antworks Pest Control prides itself on a straight forward, measured, professional approach.

WE’RE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
We take great pride in our work.

We belong to The National Pest Management Association, the industry leader in health and hygiene. We’re enthusiastic, friendly and have a long tradition of getting the job done. We guarantee our pest control services with a one-time treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe and like we keep saying with Antworks Pest Control there is no need for a contract.

Check theAntworks Pest Control Mission, and we think you’ll find us the best quality pest control service in the area…all at a cost effective price:

  • Crack and crevice treatment
  • Baseboards
  • Crawlspace
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Infested luggage
  • Light and power outlets

WE’RE GREEN

We want to help protect the environment.

We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in all of our natural, organic treatments. We reject the use of cheap, ineffective, insecticides. Our professional, skilled employees useall new technologies where necessary for the extermination and control of bedbugs.

We keep up to speed with changes to industry laws and regulations and we’re environmentally safe.

WE OFFER TRUE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL AND EXCELLENT VALUE!

We’ll stay with you every step of the way until your pest problem is completely taken care of. There’s no Locked-Down Contract, there’s no Winter Treatment Requirement; just a wholesome professional and friendly service when you need it most.

Don’t forget to check out our Mission Statement

HOW DOESANTWORKS PEST CONTROL DEAL WITH BEDBUGS?

We are family owned and operated, have an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau which means we’re not just the best company for your pest problem:

  • We’re honest,
  • We’re truthful
  • We’re transparent
  • We’re responsive.
  • Let’s add friendly to the list too!

WE INSPECT

From the outset, our skilled employees have your best interests at heart. We’ll visit your property and give you a detailed analysis. We’ll be honest with you about the severity of the infestation and we’ll monitor the pest population so whatever advice we give you is focussed and informed. Once we’ve identified the problem we’ll sit down with you and tell you what options can be tailored to you.

Remember: It’s THAT easy!

CONTROL

If you chose to have an extermination we’ll set a date for the visit and tell you what preparations you will need to make before we arrive. We use state of the art, industry certified, modern equipment and materials in everything we do. Plus the materials used inside the house are odourless; once dry it’s safe for children and pets to be present.

Remember: No Contract!

KEEP AWAY

We guarantee our pest control services with a ONE-TIME treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe. The nature of bedbugs may require multiple treatments and further inspection after treatment. But we also want to help you identify risks to future infestations. So why not try some of the following ideas for home defense against bedbugs:

  • Keep your suitcases off the floor and wrapped when travelling
  • Wash clothes or bed linen on a high heat
  • Vacuum up any bugs you see and throw out the bag
  • Use plastic mattress covers that wrap around the whole mattress

Remember: Be safe…and don’t let the bedbugs bite!

Termites


NAME: SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE
SPECIES: Reticulitermesflavipes
LENGTH: 6mm
LIKES: Dead plants and wood
HIDEOUTS: Underground, foundations
SKILL-SET: $1 billion per year in property damages

Know your termite…!

There are over 2,300 species of termite in the world.
In the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas we’ve got two big problem wood destroyers:

The Subterranean Termite and the Dampwood Termite.

It’s vital to get a positive ID on the type so our professional employees can treat the problem accordingly.

Both eat wood and destroy your home and both have one queen per colony which can lay tens of thousands of eggs in its lifetime, so which is which?

Easy! The way we at Antworks Pest Control can tell these two species apart is by the way they build their colonies and the way they use the wood of your home.

The Nuisance

Subterranean termite colonies are hard to locate being underground.
Because they like to keep their nests moist they’ll cover their tracks.
They create a series of chambers and tunnels under your house which can lead to serious structural damage.
They’ll work their way from the ground up if the conditions are conducive!

If you have a subterranean termite infestation you might see signs of:

  • Termite mud tubes
  • Damaged wood
  • Injured trees in the vicinity
  • Hollow-sounding walls
  • Blistering and warping of wood surfaces
  • Swarmers
  • Piles of shed wings

But by the time you see these signs it’s more than likely too late for you to do anything about it using just shop bought extermination control.

You need to act fast and call us – 855-268-9675 (855-ANTWORK)!

And check out our range of services for home defense and extermination.

You Need Us, Call Us…Anytime. No Obligation. No Contract.

If left uncontrolled the situation will quickly get out of hand.

The Treatment

Our skilled employees use the same slow acting, non-repellent material they use for ants and other social insects. We’ll also treat the soil below the problem area and make recommendations to follow up.

Home Defense

When you know what subterranean termites love and how they get about it’s easy to control their return. We guarantee our pest control services with a ONE-TIME treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe. But we also want to help you identify risks to future infestations, so why not try the following:

  • Remove deadwood or decaying timber
  • Don’t let wood on your home contact the soil
  • Keep gutters clean and avoid standing water
  • Check pipe and electrical conduit openings and seal up

NAME: DAMPWOOD TERMITE
SPECIES: Neotermescastaneus
LENGTH: 20mm
LIKES: Dead plants and wet wood
HIDEOUTS: Wood in contact with ground
SKILL-SET: Colonies can reach 4,000 individuals.
Know your termite…

All species of termites have evolved to survive environmental extremes.
The high precipitation levels we have in the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington areas provide breeding conditions for the dampwood termite.
They’re just as much of a problem to homeowners as their subterranean cousins.

It’s vital to get a positive ID on the type so our professional employees can treat the problem accordingly…and we’ve got some useful guiders to help you.

Both eat wood and destroy your home and both have one queen per colony which can lay tens of thousands of eggs in its lifetime, so which is which?

Double Easy! The way we can tell these two species apart is by the way they build their colonies and the way they use the wood of your home…

The Nuisance

Dampwood termites are found in areas with damp or soaked wood, hence their name.
They can invade damp wood that’s touching the ground and make chambers in it.
Just as with the subterranean type, if the conditions are optimal colonies of dampwood termites can become very large and can cause extensive property damage.

If you have a dampwood termite infestation you might see signs of:

  • Internally smooth hollowed out wood structures
  • Hollow-sounding walls
  • Swarmers
  • Piles of shed wings

But by the time you see these signs it’s more than likely too late for you to do anything about it using just shop bought extermination control like termiticdes.

You need to act fast and call us – 855-268-9675 (855-ANTWORK)!

And check out our range of services for home defense and extermination. [Link: http://allaboutants.net/services/]

You Need Us, Call Us…Anytime. No Obligation. No Contract.

If left uncontrolled the situation will quickly get out of hand.

The Treatment

Our skilled employees use the same slow acting, non-repellent material they use for ants and other social insects. It is also best to remove the infested wood and address the problems that are causing the wood to get wet in the first place.

Home Defense

When you know what dampwoodtermites love and how they get about it’s easy to control their return. We guarantee our pest control services with a ONE-TIME treatment that is cost effective and environmentally safe. But we also want to help you identify risks to future infestations, so why not try the following:

  • Address plumbing issues
  • Avoid areas of standing water
  • Remove deadwood or decaying timber
  • Don’t let wood on your property contact the soil
  • Keep gutters clean
  • Check pipe and electrical conduit openings and seal up

And one more thing

Dampwood termites need moisture to survive. This makes them marginally easier to treat than the other species.
Eliminating their source of water from pipes and roofs can prevent repeat infestations.
What’s more, if you keep piles of debris, soil or wood that could potentially become wet or rotten, then moving this to a safe distance from your property will also prove a good line in home defense.

Roaches

Antworks has been providing guaranteed Portland roach control  and Portland roach removal  services to the metro Portland area for more than eight years.

We treat Spiders, Bedbugs, Hornets and other pests, but our specialty is on roach control. Most Portland roach control companies will not guarantee removal of these small bugs without expensive monthly treatments, but Antworks Insect Control guarantees all of our roach treatments because we practice unique methods and use materials specifically designed for the control of these pests.

We use the Integrated Pest Management philosophy for all work we do. A big part of our roach removal strategy takes place during the inspection. During roach control inspection we try to determine why your home is being infested and make recommendations towards correction…making a more long term solution.

UNIQUE APPROACH :

We take excellent care of our customers as well as the environment by NOT practicing a “one size fits all” approach like the, so called, “environmentally friendly” crowd.

From the smaller, fuel efficient vehicles we use to not requiring expensive monthly or quarterly treatments for guaranteed results and saving trees by not advertising in the major yellow page phone books, our Portland roach control philosophy and methods are truly unique.

If you still have a yellow page phone book, look under Portland roach control. Look at those full page ads….Did you notice a lot of those Portland roach removal services claim to be Green? Think about the trees that go into making the phone books that have those full page ads and multiply that by hundreds of thousands. Now think about all the vehicles and gas that goes into the delivery of all those books to all those houses. What is Green about that?

WE ARE GREEN!

We use only the best, most effective materials and practice only the newest, state of the art methods, in order to guarantee our work and offer our Portland roach control customers better insect removal and value.

We are family owned and operated, have an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau, and we are Angie’s List Super Service Award Winners 3 years running. If you have tried other Portland insect control companies and still have ants….

Fleas

Antworks has been providing guaranteed  Portland flea control  and Portland flea removal  services to the metro Portland area for more than eight years. We treat Spiders, Bedbugs, Hornets and other pests, but our specialty is flea control. Most Portland flea control companies will not guarantee removal of these pests without expensive monthly treatments, but Antworks Insect Control guarantees all of our flea treatments because we practice unique methods and use materials specifically designed for the control of these pests. We use the Integrated Pest Management philosophy for all work we do. A big part of our flea removal strategy takes place during the inspection. During flea control inspection we try to determine why your home is being infested and make recommendations towards correction…making a more long term solution.   

UNIQUE APPROACH :

We take excellent care of our customers as well as the environment by NOT practicing a “one size fits all” approach like the, so called, “environmentally friendly” crowd. From the smaller, fuel efficient vehicles we use to not requiring expensive monthly or quarterly treatments for guaranteed results and saving trees by not advertising in the major yellow page phone books, our Portland flea control philosophy and methods are truly unique. If you still have a yellow page phone book, look under Portland flea control. Look at those full page ads….Did you notice a lot of those Portland flea removal services claim to be Green? Think about the trees that go into making the phone books that have those full page ads and multiply that by hundreds of thousands. Now think about all the vehicles and gas that goes into the delivery of all those books to all those houses. What is Green about that?

WE ARE GREEN!

We use only the best, most effective materials and practice only the newest, state of the art methods, in order to guarantee our work and offer our Portland flea control customers better insect removal and value. We are family owned and operated, have an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau, and we are Angie’s List Super Service Award Winners 3 years running. If you have tried other Portland insect control companies and still have ants….

 

Spiders

Treatment for this pest includes knock down of webbing and treatment around eaves, doors, windows, ceiling and wall junctions. Treatment of foundation walls and outside perimeter of structure. Also treatment of crawlspace and attic with ULV machine can help but can be odorous. A repellant, micro-encapsulated material is usually most effective and long lasting for this pest.