Ants are the most commonly reported pest problem. These tiny insects multiply fast, and when there is a nest nearby, hundreds and even thousands of ants can begin infiltrating your home or business looking for moisture and a food source. Getting in through the smallest of cracks, these formidable insects quickly become both a nuisance and a health hazard. Preventative action is the best route to avoiding an ant infestation, however, if you have already spotted ants in your home, business, or yard, call Family Home Pest Control for ant removal in Lake Oswego that has been proven effective for more than 40 years.
There are different types of ants found in Lake Oswego and the Northwest Oregon area, and each comes with its own concerns.
Carpenter ants can quickly ruin large areas of wood in a home or business. These wood destroying ants look for moist, rotting wood where they begin to carve out a nest. Once a nest is established, they tunnel into the surrounding healthy wood and, in the process, cause further damage to wood frames and infrastructures. In addition to removing wood while tunneling, they also increase the level of moisture which attracts mold and decay.
Carpenter ants can cause damage that costs thousands of dollars to rebuild and repair. Preventative pest control is the best option to avoid this expensive damage.
Odorous ants are the kind people often refer to as sugar ants. This type of ant forages for food night and day. The smallest crumbs can attract them, and before you know it they are in your pantry and cabinets, infesting any food containers they can get into. These ants spread bacteria they pick up while crawling over unsavory items and deposit that bacteria on counter tops, tables, and other food-prep areas without the homeowner’s awareness.
Odorous ants can ruin large stores of food, sometimes costing hundreds of dollars to replace.
Proven Ant Removal in Lake Oswego
Our exterminators are experienced at identifying the type of ants in and around a home or office. We know where and how to look for them. Once we identify an ant problem, we tailor a targeted extermination plan to rid your home of those specific types of ants.
Keep your home and your family safe with proven ant removal in Lake Oswego and the Greater Portland Metro area.