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Pest Control & Pest Management Services by Antworks Pest Control - serving Vancouver WA Portland OR and Beaverton OR

Ant Removal Process

Serving Vancouver WA | Portland OR | Beaverton OR

 

How Our Process Works for Ant Extermination

At Antworks, we have developed a process that sets us apart from the other pest control companies in the Pacific NW. We know that ants are resilient, which is why our process of eliminating them is effective. Learn more about each step of what we do here.

Step 1:

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Ants are attracted to any place that carries moisture – which for your home, means your plumbing. While most pest control companies just do a mild spray on the exterior of your home, we drill tiny holes near plumbing and then spray a deterrent into the hole. We drill holes in areas that are out of view, so you wouldn’t notice they are there! Typically, we’ll start under the kitchen sink as ants are notorious for being a nuisance on your counters.

Step 2:

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We then will spray underneath the cabinets, and near the baseboards around areas the ants are likely to frequent.

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Fun Fact!

Ants can actually climb through power outlets and light switches. We ensure to treat behind these areas as well.

Step 3:

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We’ll then follow the same process that we do in your kitchen in areas likely to have moisture – toilets, vanity sinks, showers, and crawlspaces. Again, these holes are very minimal and we do our best to drill in areas that you wouldn’t see.

Step 4:

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Next, we’ll drill holes on the outside of your home. We get a lot of questions around how large these holes are.

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We typically always drill no more than knee height. We also do our best to drill at an angle or underneath a shingle, that way the hole isn’t visible at all.

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Can you find the hole in this picture?

Step 5:

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Now we do the traditional spraying of the perimeter of your property with a deterrent.

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Additionally, we will leave behind a gel in key areas that the ants will bring back to their colony, which will either move colonies or be exterminated.

Step 6:

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Here at Antworks, we are serious about following rules and regulations regarding the usage of our materials and applications. We adhere to a 21-day frequency limitation. Not only is our practice legal, but it is environmentally safe and very effective at exterminating ants at the source.

Step 7:

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In order to get rid of your ant problem, we make sure not to kill every single ant on-site, so that they are able to take the gel back to their colony. You may still see a couple of ants in the next day or so, but once that gel makes it’s way back to their home, they’ll be gone for good!

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One thing to keep in mind is that you might see more ants right after treatment than you originally saw in your initial infestation. Don’t be alarmed! This is a good sign – that means they are attracted to the deterrent and will bring it back to their colony to then be destroyed.

After that, we won’t be able to treat for 20 days until after the initial treatment. If more ants are still present at that time, we will do a follow-up treatment. But in most cases, they are gone after that.

Have an ant problem and need our professional ant extermination services to solve your problem? Call us today – we’re the experts in ant removal!

Preventing Ant Infestations 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