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.

“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 http://www.pctonline.com/Today-Show-spring-pest-segment.aspx

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….

https://www.facebook.com/antsinthekitchen

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

 http://www.npmapestworld.org/

Washington State Pest Management Association

http://www.wspca.org/

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.

Cyrus

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

Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley Rodriguez

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!

Crazy Ant Invasion

           There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’

By JON MOOALLEM

Published: December 5, 2013

The first time Mike the Hog-a-Nator noticed the ants, they were piled outside his cardiologist’s office. This was two summers ago, in Pearland, a suburb of Houston. There was a forbidding, fibrous heap of dead ants on either side of the building’s double doors, each a couple of feet long. And there were also legions of living ants shuffling over the dead ones — though Mike the Hog-a-Nator had to bend down to see these. Otherwise, so many individual ants were moving so chaotically, and so fast, that the entire reddish-brown tangle at his feet looked as if it were shimmering. Mike the Hog-a-Nator remembers thinking: What the world? Then he went inside for his weekly appointment.

For the entire story check out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/magazine/crazy-ants.html

What Antworks Pest Control is Thankful for This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays Folks!

As we approach Thanksgiving this year….. kicking off the Christmas Holiday Season I would like to sincerely thank all of you for another wonderful year here in the Portland, Vancouver Area.

Here at Antworks Pest Control we have been going through some changes and growing pains….we really appreciate your patience with us.

We are thankful for the pest control industry in general for promoting the practice of Integrated Pest Management.

It is our hope that everyone reading this has a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season and a prosperous New Year!

Can Pests Really Cause Divorce?

We talk to hundreds of customers every year who are struggling with the consequences of pest activity, but something more sinister has been going on that we wanted to share with you. Pests place a huge burden on relationships, and that’s commonly overlooked.

For the full story click here http://www.pestadviser.com/2013/10/30/can-pests-cause-divorce/

The 5 Most Insane Methods of Pest Control Ever

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Getting a job as an exterminator is probably the only professional venue left for the person who excels at wiping out Mother Nature’s precious little children (or at least the last one that doesn’t violate some kind of international treaty). But while you may technically be snuffing out millions of lives every day, your flagging murderection says that the reality of the profession is actually pretty boring. Well, no longer! We give you …

Read the entire article here….

http://www.cracked.com/article_15422_the-5-most-insane-methods-pest-control-ever.html