Wildwoods Pest Control removes pest carpenter ants in Clackamas
If you live in the Clackamas area and find yourself having trouble with carpenter ants, don’t hesitate to call Wildwoods Pest Control! Our professional pest removal services will see you pest-free ASAP.
Why you should take carpenter ants seriously
Carpenter ants can cause serious damage to your home. When most people think about wood-damaging pests, termites are often the first pest that comes to mind. However, depending on where you live, termites may not be your worst enemy. In certain areas of Oregon, carpenter ants are far more common. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood. They actually excavate galleries in the wood for nesting and laying eggs. A fully developed nest can do considerable damage within a structure and should be addressed quickly. The people of Clackamas can depend on Wildwoods Pest Control to effectively remove pest carpenter ants.
How to recognize a carpenter ant
Carpenter ants can be difficult to recognize. Because they are a polymorphic breed of ant, each ant can look different than other ants in the colony. They vary greatly in size depending on the amount of nutrition available within the nest. This means that the smaller ants are actually older than the larger ants, which have benefited from the increased amount of food in the nest and have grown more. If a nest has been established for a length of time, usually over the course of several years, carpenter ants can even develop and begin reproducing “swarmers,” or winged ants.
For safety’s sake, any ant larger than ¼ inch should be assumed to be a carpenter ant and needs to be taken seriously. If you find a substance that looks like sawdust around your Clackamas home, it is likely that carpenter ants have begun a nest nearby and are making places for their eggs to hatch. The pest removal process must be started as soon as possible for proper removal of all carpenter ants.
How to remove pest carpenter ants
Carpenter ants feed on other insects and plants, so their food source is outside of your home. An effective way to exterminate carpenter ants is to do a solid perimeter treatment, knowing that the ants must cross it in order to bring food back to the nest.
Carpenter ants are also known to move at night, so it is easy to overlook an infestation for quite some time. This is why it is crucial to have a professional pest removal service like Wildwoods Pest Control come out and completely eradicate any carpenter ant infestation. Improper pest removal will leave you with pests that continue to cause structural damage to your home—often in stronger numbers.
Wildwoods Pest Control will properly remove pests from your Clackamas home.
The team at Wildwoods Pest Control is eager to take care of our Clackamas clients. In addition to carpenter ants, Wildwoods Pest Control offers a wide range of other pest removal services, It is our promise to safely and effectively remove all pests from your home.
Contact us today! Call or text us at 971-219-6681.