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Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, ants are a year-round problem. These pests are constantly migrating and developing new colonies, which can grow to contain anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 individual members. Once an infestation takes hold, it can be very difficult to get rid of ants in your home. And, a large infestation isn’t just unsightly; these pests can also contaminate your foods and even cause destruction to your home. That’s why at Antworks Pest Control, we are dedicated to helping you keep ants out of your property. From prevention and protection to effective treatments, our experienced ant exterminators can help you keep these pests out easily and without breaking the bank.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ants

If you see a few ants occasionally, it may not seem like a big deal. But remember that ants are social animals that live in large groups. The ants that you see are only a small percentage of the total colony.

Since they’re so small, they can enter through the tiniest of cracks and gaps in the exterior of the home. Common ways ants get in include: under doors, between seams in the foundation and through gaps around pipes, vents or electrical outlets.

There are several reasons ants might appear in your home. First, they may be in search of food. If you see ants in your kitchen, that’s probably the reason. Next, they may be looking for water (you’ll find them in humid places like bathrooms). Or if there’s been heavy rain where you live, they may be in search of drier conditions. Finally, they may just be looking for a place to nest.

Ants are entering your home for a reason, so they’re unlikely to go away on their own. To get rid of ants you’ll need to either get rid of what’s attracting them (remove their access to food, for example) or seal up your home to make it impossible for ants to enter. These are both much easier said than done.

Common Ants in the Pacific Northwest

Not all ants are the same. Understanding the unique biology and characteristics of the different species in your areas can help you develop a great control strategy to prevent or get rid of ants. Here are some of the most common ants in the Pacific Northwest to look out for:

  • Carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ants in the United States. These pests build nests in damp or damaged wood, which can cause significant damage.
  • Moisture ants are drawn to damp and damaged wood. Infestations could signify that there’s a moisture problem somewhere in your home.
  • Odorous house ants are very common, and they’re often found hiding in small cracks and crevices. They’re also known as sugar ants because they feast on sweet foods.
  • Velvety tree ants primarily live outdoors, and they can be identified by the small hairs all over their body. These pests can deliver a painful but generally harmless bite.
  • Pharaoh ants are known for their large colonies, which are very difficult to eradicate. These pests are often found in inaccessible areas of large buildings like grocery stores.
  • Thatching ants have a habit of building large and unsightly nests outdoors using a mixture of pine needles, twigs, and other organic debris. Infestations can grow large and be difficult to get rid of.

The experts at Antworks Pest Control can help with ant control and recommend the best solution for your ant problem.

Why Work with a Professional Ant Exterminator?

Many people are tempted to DIY their ant control. While some homemade methods can be effective, ants are very tricky pests that can be difficult to get rid of. Worker ants have a lifespan of up to seven years, while ants can live for several decades! A single queen ant could produce several new queens, leading to a widespread infestation containing multiple colonies. To avoid an ant infestation all throughout the home, it’s important to get rid of ants as quickly as possible. Professional ant extermination services can help you treat the problem quickly and efficiently, while leaving you with peace of mind knowing that the infestation is gone for good. 

What to Look for When Hiring an Ant Exterminator

Choosing an ant exterminator can be difficult. The last thing you want is to spend time and money on extermination services, and still not have your pest problem resolved. That’s why you want to make sure you are working with qualified professionals who have the tools and experience needed to deliver excellent results. To help you find a great service, here are a few things to consider when choosing an ant exterminator:

  • Years of service. How many years has the company been in business? Has the ownership changed since then? Is the name of the company familiar in a community? Is it family-owned or a chain business?
  • Reputation. What do other people have to say about the ant control company? Are reviews online favorable? Do people refer their services to others?
  • Guarantees. Does the company offer any type of guarantee concerning the services it provides? Is it given in writing? What is the company’s success rate? Do they take all the preventative measures necessary to keep ants from entering a property again?
  • Consultations. To get a feel for the ant extermination company beforehand, see if they offer a free consultation. This allows you to speak with the technicians before making a purchase, so you’ll have a better idea of what their services are like before spending any money.

If you notice ants on your property, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Antworks Pest Control! Our knowledgeable team has extensive experience with all of the species in the Pacific Northwest, so we can help you identify and eradicate the ants quickly and easily. Just give us a call to speak with an expert today!

Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR

Serving Clients in the Vancouver WA Area:

Downtown Vancouver | East Vancouver | West Vancouver | Fruit Valley | Hazel Dell | Felida | Cascade Park | Camas Washington | Ridgefield | Salmon Creek | Battleground | Orchards | La Center | Washougal | Brush Prairie

Portland East Side:

Portland | SE Portland |NE Portland | Gresham | Happy Valley | Clackamas | Milwaukie | Mt Tabor | Belmont | Lloyd Center | Laurelhurst | Hollywood District | Gladstone | Oregon City | Lake Oswego

Portland Metro West Side:

Downtown Portland | Beaverton | Tigard | Hillsboro | Cornell | Sylvan | Cedar Hills | SW Portland | NW Portland | N Portland | Tualatin | Sherwood