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.
Check out the video here http://www.pctonline.com/Today-Show-spring-pest-segment.aspx
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….
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
- BY GWEN PEARSON
- 11:35 AM
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 http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/01/cdc-reports-injuries-deaths-related-bed-bug-treatments/
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 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!
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:
America’s Pest Problem: It’s Time to Cull the Herd
By David Von Drehle Monday, Dec. 09, 2013
After nearly wiping out many wildlife species 50 years ago, Americans are once again living close–sometimes uncomfortably so–to all kinds of feral creatures. Why wildlife in the U.S. needs stronger management.
For the full story…..http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2158676,00.html