Carpenter Ant Damage is Real! Sometimes it is easy for homeowners to question which household problems are the ones to put to the top of their to do list. Let’s face it – there is always an abundance of issues around the house that need attention. It is common and easy to assign the occurrence [...]
Sometimes, an ant problem never really gets solved. If an over the counter type of treatment is used, mostly just contact killing is occurring (despite what the sales information on the container says.) The problem just temporarily subsides. Other times, the root of the problem, the colony, is actually destroyed or killed out. In this case, the solution is off to a good start but not necessarily completely solved.
Ant Trails are the Super Highways of Ant Life Because of the pheromone trails that all ants leave, subsequent ants tend to stay on the same trail until they find what the original trail sought out – food or shelter. Unfortunately, when the end of the trail is inside of your home, that can cause [...]
The ants go marching one by one… Unfortunately, they often go marching straight into your home. Portland’s carpenter ant season is just starting, and already calls are coming in fast and furious. Carpenter ants mean business. In just one year, a colony of carpenter ants could cause several thousand dollars of hidden, structural damage to [...]
They go by many names but the result is always the same – they drive you crazy! The odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile) is the most common ant problem in the Portland area during mid winter through early spring. Many of us have grown up seeing them and calling them by various names – small [...]