Get ant removal in Portland now.
For trusted ant removal in Portland, don’t wait to contact Family Home Pest Control. Odorous house ants are among the most common ants we see in our customers’ homes. They are tiny, brown or black, and build colonies with thousands of workers and queens. They are often difficult to control because of how tiny they are, and how many sub-colonies they build, which can be hard to find.
You may think you’ve killed them all but if a few manage to get away, they’ll be likely to come back with a vengeance. To reduce the chances of ant infestations, we recommend limiting piles of dirt, debris, scrap wood, or any other materials they might nest in, and sealing all cracks and crevices in the walls of your home. Our expert exterminators are experienced at performing ant removal for all local and invasive ant species.
Why should you avoid DIY ant removal?
Ant colonies are living ecosystems. If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing you can make the problem worse. Not only that, you could hurt your family and furry friends in the process. There’s a reason our ant exterminators get certification and on-going training—pest control requires knowledge, skill, and experience. Just a few of the reasons to call us:
- Ant behavior varies by species – Certain ant species will split colonies when over-the-counter products are used to treat them. Others exit the next and swarm throughout a home. We know the behavioral patterns of the different ant species and treat them accordingly.
- DIY doesn’t mean safe. – DIY ant control is an extremely risky undertaking. Certain chemicals can be hazardous to your health, easily tracked, and don’t dissipate. Even supposedly organic methods like diatomaceous earth cause micro-tears in your lungs if inhaled. Don’t let ants cost you your health.
- We guarantee the work we do. – There’s no guarantee on your store-bought options. They won’t show you what changes you need to make to discourage future infestations. They won’t watch out for your personal safety and the considerations of young children. We do, and we guarantee our work.
Take action. Call us now for immediate ant removal!
Carpenter Ant Removal
Carpenter ants are pretty common in the Northwest, including the Modak, Vicenus, and Essaguy species. They are usually brown or black and sometimes have wings. They love to eat through wood, especially damp, wet, or water-damaged wood. They will often make their nests in the beams or walls of your home, damaging the structure and then scavenging your home for more food. This makes ant removal in your Portland home especially important because the longer they go untreated the more damage they cause.
They’re likely to be found near sinks, bathtubs, poorly sealed windows or door frames, or poorly flashed chimneys. If you think there may be a carpenter ant gallery within an area of your home, there may not be any external signs, but a good way to check is probing the wood with a screwdriver. If you notice a problem that may require ant removal, call an exterminator as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Contact Us for Ant Removal today
At Family Home Pest Control we exterminate ants, so call (503) 452-9965 or Contact Us today for ant removal that’s guaranteed to work.