Protecting Your Gresham Butte Home From Carpenter Ants

Posted by bmedia on Friday, April 13, 2018


Gresham Butte is a lovely neighborhood, replete with wild areas that share acreage with small family neighborhoods. Gresham Butte is famous for its hiking trails, though homeowners know this area is as gorgeous as it is vulnerable to infestations of common pests, such as carpenter ants.

Carpenter ants do more damage than any other wood destroying insect in our area.  Although termites get more attention, carpenter ants are far more common in Gresham Butte. 

Any ant larger 1/4 inch is probably a carpenter ant though they come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes.  For example, they are polymorphic which means that each ant can look different than others in the colony.  They vary greatly in size depending on the amount of nutrition within the nest.  This means that the smaller ants are actually older than the larger ants, which have benefited from the increasing amount of food in the nest and grown more.  If you are seeing carpenter ants with wings, this is an indication that the nest has been established for several years and is now reproducing with these winged ants (called “swarmers”).

Since they usually move at night, a carpenter ant infestation can go unnoticed for a long time.  It becomes more important to have the nest treated by a pest control company to ensure that they are entirely gone and not continuing to destroy your home without you being aware.

Learn more about carpenter ant pest control.

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. Gresham’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served Gresham area communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues.

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