Ant Control in Vancouver, WA
Local ant exterminators serving the Vancouver-Portland Metro
Few things are more unbearable than having a home that’s crawling with ants. These creepy, tiny bugs seem to get in from the smallest cracks in your walls, or the most inconspicuous gaps that you may not have even realized existed. What’s worse, when you see one ant crawling somewhere in your home, it’s probably only a matter of time before an entire colony’s worth of worker ants are invading a food source they have uncovered somewhere. In the case of carpenter ants, a larger breed of wood-destroying ants, this can be a sign that brings a good amount of stress and frustration.
If you have an ant problem, don’t hesitate to reach out to Natura Pest Control right away. We offer a wide range of ant control services and solutions in the Vancouver and Portland metro area, and can deliver fast, effective solutions to help you get rid of your ant invasion. From carpenter ants and fire ants to house ants and everything in between, we have never come across a problem we couldn’t solve. All of our methods are effective and long-lasting, exterminating your pests for good and preventing them from returning anytime soon. We know that an ant problem of any shape or size can be a daunting task, and that’s why we offer simple, effective pest control that addresses your problem the right way.
effective solutions for All Types of Ants
Ants are one of the most diverse types of pests on the planet. To date, more than 12,500 different types of ants have been observed and classified, and scientists estimate that 22,000 types of ants exist in the world. While ants are extremely different from one another, they do have some common traits: most have elbowed (bent) antennae, slender waists that connect a bulbous head and abdomen, and six legs that they walk with. Ants are also generally small, generally measuring at around one-quarter of an inch in length. Likewise, all types of ants can be successfully managed and controlled by the Vancouver ant control team at Natura Pest Control.
We offer ant control services for all common types of ants, including:
- Sugar ants (Odorous House ants)
- Moisture ants
- Carpenter ants
- Pharaoh ants
How To Get Rid of an Ant Infestation?
Virtually all types of ants are attracted to the smell of food, and this food smell comes from a number of different sources. Any foods with lids left open might be a source of ant attraction, and likewise, odorous garbage may lure ants to come crawling into your home. With this in mind, the first step in getting rid of an ant infestation is to ensure these areas are regularly cleaned.
Kitchens are often hotspots for ant activity: the presence of unsealed food creates odors, and odors eventually find their want to ants that seek them out. In fact, ants can detect and follow scents that are several times weaker than even a dog can detect—millions or even billions of times better than that of the average human!
What to Do If You See an Ant Invasion
What should you do if you see large, wood-destroying carpenter ants making trails up the side of your house? What about an obnoxious trail of ants working their way into your pantry? In recent surveys taken by some of the pest control industry’s premier journals, Odorous House Ants are consistently ranked as the single-most difficult ant species to control in America. Unfortunately, this also happens to be the most prolific ant species that invades homes in the Portland/Vancouver area.
Many people try home remedies, only to become frustrated when it seems like the problem just spreads to other areas of the home. In many instances, wall voids must be treated using special techniques and equipment in order to eradicate those problem ants. In other cases, cleaning up the affected area will get rid of the food source that was attracting the ants in the first place. That doesn’t mean the problem is gone forever, though—all it takes is a whiff of another source and ants will return in a hurry. Let our skilled pest control team and ant exterminators in Vancouver attack those pesky buggers at their source, and provide a level of ant control you’ve only dreamed of!
How Do You Get Rid Of Ants?
Your Vancouver ant exterminator and you need to work together in order to achieve complete pest control. With our help, your home will be pest-free again. You can take a few measures between treatments to prevent pests from returning.
Consider your home's conducive conditions first. Carpenter ants prefer softer wood, so do not pile firewood or leave tree stumps around. Furthermore, if there are shrubs touching the house, you should trim them back so that they do not come in contact with it. Sugar ants require greater attention to cleanliness than any other pest. Make sure you clean your kitchen thoroughly, including pulling out the oven and the fridge to ensure there is no grease or other food sources behind them. If you have sugar ants, make sure they don't get near a source of water by wiping the counter and sink. Finally, avoid using repellents!
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