Ant Infestation Signs
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Ants are the number one nuisance pest in the country. Nearly everyone has seen a few ants in their home at one point or another, but how do you know when you have an ant infestation?
Trails of ants, ant colony, and wood shavings are just some of the signs of an ant infestation.
As soon as you discover ants in your home, it’s time to contact your local pest control company. Ants are highly adaptable, social insects. If you spot one ant, there are likely dozens more nearby. Antworks has what it takes to get rid of any ants you may be dealing with. We guarantee all of our pest treatments. Contact us today for a free estimate!
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Signs of Ants in Vancouver WA
Other than physically seeing a trail of ants in your home, below are some other signs of ants.
- A colony of ants: if you spot a colony of ants outside of your home, this could be a problem. Ants travel long distances for food.
- Unusual sounds in your walls: ants will invade walls and other voids in your home. Carpenter ants are particularly noisy when excavating. If you hear rustling noises within your walls, especially at night, you might have carpenter ants.
- Wood shavings: as carpenter ants excavate wood for their nests, they’ll leave behind wood shavings. If you notice unexplained sawdust in areas, you may have a carpenter ant infestation.
Are Ant Infestations Dangerous?
Although ants don’t spread or carry diseases like many other pests do, they can contaminate your food and transport some food-borne illnesses like Salmonella. While rare, some ants may sting or bite. Then there are carpenter ants. These wood-destroying pests are larger than other ants and can cause thousands of dollars in damage because of their excavating behavior.
Professional Ant Control in Portland OR
Discovering a couple of roaming ants in your home isn’t particularly dangerous. They’re usually scouts searching for food and this means their colony mates will soon be moving in.
If you suspect an ant infestation in your home or want help preventing one, contact Antworks. We serve the entire Portland OR and Vancouver WA area. We specialize in Integrated Pest Management for our pest control treatments. It’s effective, safe, and environmentally friendly since it focuses on getting to the root of the problem.
We’ll stay with you every step of the way until your pest problem is completely taken care of. There’s no Locked-Down Contract and there’s no Winter Treatment Requirement; just a wholesome professional and friendly service when you need it most.