Warm weather has arrived, and so have lemonade stands, ice cream cones, sugar ants. The Terwilliger neighborhood of Clackamas is a charming residential area full of families, many with school-aged kids anxiously awaiting a summer full of drippy popsicles, backyard BBQs, and all day picnics — all perfect opportunities to introduce sugar ants into your home.
Sugar ants (also called Odorous House Ants) are probably the most common pest problem that we get here in Clackamas, Oregon. They are the pesky black ants that cover your kitchen and swarm every sweet thing that your kids leave behind. On top of being the most common pest in the area, they are also one of the hardest to exterminate.
Probably the biggest reason that these ants are so challenging is because of the way that they react to repellents. When confronted with a repellent, these ants will start a process called “budding” in which the colony will separate and reproduce at a faster rate. Since nearly all of the sprays that you can buy over the counter are repellents (Raid, Black Flag, Ortho Home Defense), home owners can make their problem considerably worse by trying to treat themselves.
Learn more about Wildwood’s sugar ant pest control services.
At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Terwilliger’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues.
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