Pests

At Antworks Pest Control, our Portland pest control covers treatment of bed bugs, termites, spiders, rodents, fleas, hornets, roaches, ants, box elder bugs, meal moths in the area.

Ants

Ants can cause a nightmare in your house particularly when you have an infestation. The situation usually becomes insufferable during the yearly mating phase when ants come out of the colonies located under the floors and cavity walls of your homes.

Bedbugs

Like the German Cockroach, you can become infested by bringing bedbugs into your home with used furniture, appliances, etc. You can also acquire bed bugs in infested beds at hotels or they can simply jump on your luggage when you travel. Unfortunately, there are several ways you can get a bed bug infestation and like a cockroach they can be very difficult to get under control. Bedbugs are highly resistant to most insecticides, requiring a thorough inspection and treatment. Portland pest control includes treating cracks, under baseboards, infested luggage, light and power outlets, and more. We also employ mattress covers and interceptors.

Subterranean Termites

This termite lives in the soil and creates mud tubes from the soil up to wooden structures. Pest control treatment for this pest includes treating the soil below these mud tubes. Considering this is a social insect, we use the same material for this pest as we do for ants. Inspection and correction of conducive conditions is also important.

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites are found in areas with soaked wood, hence their name. It is best to remove the infested wood and repair the problems that are causing the wood to get wet. New, unfinished wood structures can be treated with a material to prevent future wood destroying pests.

Hornets

Regardless of the species, yellow jacket or bald face for example, they are considered a social insect. Some of some of the same pest control materials as used for ants, are also effective for hornets. The potent material used is so effective, that it is the only material needed when ridding of the pests.

Spiders

Pest control for spiders include knocking down webbing as well as treatment around eaves, doors, windows, ceiling and wall junctions. Treatment also consists of crawlspace and attic with ULV machine, foundation walls and outside perimeter of the structure.

Roaches

This pest can be very difficult to control under even the most ideal conditions, but bait and non-repellent materials work best to control this pest. Roaches tend to gravitate toward moist, food related areas, so it is imperative that cracks, behind refrigerators and stoves get treated. Often this pest requires some sort of follow up. The most common cause of infestation is by bringing this pest into your home or business on used furniture, appliances, cardboard, etc.

Rodents

Inspection is highly important when treating these pests to determine their location as well as their path of entry. There are a number of materials that can be used including baits, traps, glue boards and more. Exclusion is a highly effective pest control method when ridding the area of rodents.

Box Elder Bugs

Treatment on days of high infestation is the most effective. Pests will typically return around the same time next year, so it is important to consider planning treatment ahead of time.

Fleas

Flea treatment requires a lot of preparation, but is a straightforward pest control process. Treatment includes carpets, furniture, areas frequented by pets and the pets themselves. It is advised to plan ahead before flea treatment because treated surfaces require at least four hours untouched.

Pantry pests

Indian meal moths and fruit flies are just a few of the common pantry pests that are treated. Portland pest control includes getting rid of infested food, treating harborage areas and sometimes employment of pheromone traps is necessary.