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 performing ant removal on all kinds of ants.
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 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
At Family Home Pest Control in Portland, we have lots of experience exterminating ants, so call (503) 452-9965 or Contact Us today for ant removal to help you get your home back to normal.