Ants Buggin’ You?
There are over 22,000 species of ant, but fortunately, in the Portland Oregon area, we usually only deal with a few species. In particular, two species stand out as the most common: Carpenter Ants and Odorous House Ants.
All ants have six legs, two antennae, a head, abdomen, and thorax. They live in and support large colonies with workers and queen(s). Most are attracted to proteins and moisture. But there are large differences as well. Their sizes range greatly, from a large 1″ Modoc Carpenter Ant to a tiny 1/8″ Odorous House Ant. Some have great destructive potential while others are world-class nuisances. Some are aggressive and others amiable toward other colonies.
Regardless of these similarities and differences, all are annoying pests. Fortunately, all local species can be safely controlled and exterminated by All Pest Control Company.
The Most Common Ants in Portland
Learn more about the two most common types of ant infestations you will find in and around your greater Portland Metro area home, and how All Pest Control Service can rid you of these pests through their ant extermination services.
Learn more about carpenter ants. Read On »
See the early signs of a carpenter ant infestation. Read On »
Learn more about odorous ants. Read On »
Our Ant Extermination Process
Ants are colony-based pests that like to hang out in groups. Our goal is to achieve full colony kill, versus exterminating on contact. This ensures we rid your Portland home of carpenter ants and odorous ants for good. To make it happen, we offer several treatment options, depending on the extent of your ant infestation:
- Bait treatments: We can attract ants to a simple bait source inside and/or outside your home that results in extermination.
- Spray treatments: Our spray treatments target specific areas of infestation or potential ant hideouts around your home.
- Barrier treatments: To keep ants and other pests out, we also perform barrier treatments around the outside of your home. This is best used when there isn’t an active infestation.
- Inadvertent contact treatments: Using these treatments, we place bait that the ant ingests unknowingly, so they may bring it back to the colony. The spread results in extermination at the source.
After you call, we’ll come and assess your home and your specific needs to create a treatment plan that fits.
Common Questions About Ant Control
Have you ever been curious to know the difference between red ants and black ants? Or ever wondered if they bite and what to do about it?
Red vs Black Ants
What’s the difference between the two types? Read On »
Do Sugar Ants Bite?
Can these little guys be more than just pests? Read On »
Where Do Ants Come From?
Knowing where ants come from can help you stop an infestation. Read On »