Signs You Have a Carpenter Ant Infestation | Portland OR

Carpenter ants can be very harmful to a home or building. When Carpenter ants find a home inside the wood of your own home, they can be capable of producing a lot of damage. This is especially the case if you leave the areas untreated. (Professional pest control companies, such as Antworks in Portland OR, can help you solve your ant infestation easily. Click here to contact them today.)

There are several signs that you may have a Carpenter ant infestation in your Portland OR home. The most obvious sign is when you visually see Carpenter ants building or foraging food in a long trail. This long trail typically stretches from the food source and straight to their ant nest. 

When you follow this ant trail, you may be lead to an opening. If the infestation has been going on for a while, there may be piles of wood shavings found beneath the wooden items. There can also be noises coming from within the ceiling, walls or areas near the nest. 

Sometimes, what looks like a termite infestation may actually be a Carpenter Ant Infestation. Since termites eat wood, when you see the piles of wood shavings, you may actually think you have a termite infestation. Ants do not gain any nutritional value from wood. They merely damage the wood in order to create their nesting area.

Antworks Pest Control Company in Portland OR can help you determine if you have an ant infestation and provide solutions for the pest control you need. Contact them today for more information.

Odorous House Ants Invade A Hot Tub

Forget the Picnic….Ants Invade the Spa

My job can get pretty mundane sometimes. You do this sort of thing long enough and you get to see just about everything. I have rescued computers, printers, phones, water heaters, all kinds of electronics from these ants. I have even cleared the inside (the guts) of a few hot tubs. This is the 1st time I have found a nest of these odorous house ants in the actual tub part.

Sugar Ants

“What’s Buggin You” Segment on the Today Show

“What’s Bugging You” Segment on the TODAY Show

The TODAY Show will offer a segment tomorrow, March 28, entitled “What’s Bugging You” in their 9:00 hour. The piece will address spring pests and many of the threats associated with them. Missy Henriksen, NPMA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, will discuss termites, ants, ticks, stinging insects, and occasional invaders including stink bugs, centipedes, silverfish, and crickets.  The segment will feature a myriad of live insects and related props.A special thank you to numerous companies and individuals who responded to requests for needed show-and-tell items and general help including Adam’s Pest Control, American Pest, American Pest Solutions, Assured Environments, Home Paramount, Connor’s Pest Control,  Greg Baumann, i2LResearch USA, Oklahoma State University, Orkin, ProTech Pest Control, Liz Pereira/University of Florida, University of Georgia, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Ted Granovsky. We hope to share a clip of the segment in next week’s ePestWorld.

Thank you to all the Guardians and Contributors of NPMA’s Professional Pest Management Alliance who made this consumer educational opportunity possible for the industry.

Check out the video here

These are Portland Ant’s in the Kitchen You Want to See

Ants In The Kitchen in Portland

Ordinarily this time of year….. seeing ants in the kitchen is not a pleasant experience. If this is the case for you….Call US Toll Free (855)ANTWORK

But….these “Ants In The Kitchen”  are great to see when ever they pop up in a local Portland, Vancouver Club.

Check them out here….

National Pest Management Association

Antworks Pest Control Joins NPMA

Here at Antworks Pest Control our goal is to offer the best service possible to our neighbors in the Portland, Vancouver Market.

In our pursuit of excellent service we have decided to join the National Pest Management Association and as part of that….

The Washington State Pest Management Association.

A couple websites….

National Pest Management Association

Washington State Pest Management Association

Portland Pest Management

Two New Additions To Antworks – Portland Pest Control’s Happy Family

Portland Pest Control’s Newest Additions

Congratulations to Christina and Mitch for bringing my newest grandson (Cyrus) into the world.


We also would love to give a warm welcome to our newest Technician

Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley Rodriguez

CDC Report: Injuries related to Bed Bug Treatments


In September 2011, the CDC released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of interest to anyone with bed bugs, or that fears bed bugs: 

Since not everyone thinks reading a 10-page technical CDC report is a fun dinnertime activity, here is a summary.  The CDC analyzed data from what’s called the SENSOR system -– state public health folks and poison control offices report certain categories of injuries and occupational hazards to a national database.

For the Story in it’s entirety check out

Spring 2014 is Coming – And So Are Ants

Carpenter Ants
Ants in the Bathroom

If you are seeing ants in the bathroom you are not alone. For guaranteed pest control without the long term contract….Call Antworks Pest Control Toll Free at (855)ANTWORK or **ANTWORKS on your cell.


Merry Christmas From Antworks Portland Pest Control

Merry Christmas from all of us at Antworks Pest Control

We hope that you are all pest free, warm, and surrounded by loved ones.

May 2014 be the best year ever for all of our Portland, Vancouver area friends!