What To Do When You See a Pavement Ant in Your Portland OR Home
Not all ants are the same. Some eat food from your home, others are scavengers looking for debris from your home to build a nest. Pavement ants come into your home looking for food. They usually (in natural situations) nest under stones or in the cracks of pavement, which is where they get their name. Pavement ants like to eat many types of human foods, but prefer greasy foods like meat. What is most interesting about these little buggers is that they leave trails to the food sources from their nests so they can find it again.
If you see a pavement ant what do you do? That’s what we’re going to talk about today.
If you see one pavement ant (especially if it is a darker worker ant), you probably have many more where that came from. You can tell you have an infestation by looking for entry points yourself. These ants burrow into your cupboards and floors. When they do this they leave small piles of wood shavings. Often times this is the best indicator that you have a pavement ant problem.
Call for Help
While usually an ant is nothing to worry about from a danger perspective, they can cost you hundreds of dollars in damage if left unchecked. So is important to do something the first time you see a pavement ant. For most people, the most effective way to get rid of these ants is to call a professional pest control company, such as Antworks Pest Control services in Beaverton, Vancouver and Portland.
While it may seem like it would be cheaper to try and get rid of the pavement ants on your own, often times that is not the case. While you can buy ant spray and ant traps from the supermarket, these often only solve a local problem but not the infestation. As we said above, pavement ants leave a trail to their food sources from their nest.
A professional pest control company will locate the entry point of the ants, and seal it. They will then get rid of the ants that are in your home and eliminate their trail so they will be unable to find the same food sources. Ant sprays and ant traps will only kill a few ants, while ignoring the nest. This is the main reason why hiring a reputable ant pest control company will benefit you the most and over a long term period.
Problem with Ants? Contact Antworks Pest Control today for help.