Ant after ant after ant, all marching in a line—it’s not a sight you want to see in your home or business in Portland, OR. Although many ants are harmless to you, they’re still a nuisance, especially if they find their way into your food. Small but mighty, ants will find their way through tiny cracks and crevices on their determined hunt for food, water, and shelter. But by requesting a quote with PURCOR Pest Solutions, you can get on the road to becoming pest free.
Once they’ve found the sources they need, they’ll begin to move in, more than happy to take over your home or business. Whether it’s prevention or infestation control, PURCOR Pest Solutions is the team to call for Portland, OR, ant control. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of the fastest-growing pest control companies in the United States.
Areas We Provide Ant Control in Portland
Flies are found far and wide, but so are the professions of PURCOR Pest Solutions. We cover many service areas, including those in and around Portland, OR, such as:
Parkrose Gresham Beaverton
Vancouver Tigard Hillsboro
Happy Valley Aloha
What Is Considered an Ant?
There are a vast number of ant species that exist worldwide, more than 200 of which live throughout the United States, and you can find several of them in your home or business in Portland, OR. Ants vary in size and behavior, but they can be identified by their elbowed antennae and their slender waists, which can help you differentiate them from termites.
Ants live in colonies with complex social structures, which often include a queen and workers. They’re common pests all throughout the country, and most are attracted to water and food. If they identify your home or business as a promising source, they’ll continue to return, even if it’s just a small leak in a pipe or access to pet food that they discover.
In Oregon, you can encounter many species of ants, including:
PURCOR Pest Solutions Ant Control Services
At PURCOR Pest Solutions, we are dedicated to only using environmentally conscious pest control approaches while still providing the most effective services. With integrated pest management methods, you’ll receive a comprehensive approach to ant control in Portland, OR. Advanced, upgraded products and expert practices allow for fewer applications but increased effectiveness and a reduced impact on the surrounding environment.
For most Portland ant control, you can expect quarterly treatments. However, should ants make their way back into your home or business in between services, give us a call and we’ll be out in a flash.
Q : How Do I Know if I Have Ants in Portland, OR?
If you’re visibly seeing ants inside or outside your home or business, that’s the most explicit indication you can get that you could have an ant infestation on your hands. However, a few ants running around your kitchen could just be scouts, and an infestation can be avoided by killing those ants before they return to their colony, then following up by spraying potential entryways with a home defense insect spray to deter future visitors.
However, if you see an ant trail, which is multiple ants set on a pheromone trail to an identified food or water source, that can be bad news. Look outside your home or business for ant mounds, and check your trees as well. Ants can live in the ground and in the dead branches of trees.
Carpenter ants, however, are different. These ants behave much like termites in that they will hollow out the wood of your home to build their nests (in what are called galleries) and therefore can cause expensive structural damage. They especially target damp and dead wood, meaning a carpenter ant infestation in Portland, OR, can certainly be a concern for homeowners and business owners alike. While they do not consume the wood, they do excavate it to create their galleries, around which you may find piles of what looks like sawdust around your home.