Rose City Park has made appearances on hundreds of Best of Portland lists. The mid-century charm of this neighborhood has made it one of the hottest spots in the city, and that attention has brought many new residents into the community. Keeping this neighborhood’s iconic integrity over the generations means keeping it protected from more destructive pests like 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 Portland. A fully developed nest can do considerable damage within a structure and should be addressed quickly.
Carpenter ants do not actually eat the wood in your home. They excavate galleries in the wood for nesting and laying eggs. If you are seeing a substance that looks like sawdust, this could be a sign of carpenter ants. Food for the carpenter ant nest is usually found outside as they feed on other insects and parts of plants. For this reason, 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.
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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. Portland’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served the Rose City Park community for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues.
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