Ants are by far the most common phone call that are made for pest control services in Seattle. Sometimes these ants are just a nuisance and other times just plain destructive. It is a rarety that people know what kind of ant infestation that has occurred when contacting a pest control company. It’s no big deal as the professional pest control technician can kill the pests either way. But it’s best to know if an ant is wood destroying or not and to help give important information so as to make a wise decision about the health of the home.
Basically, if there are ants, there’s about a 50% chance of having a wood destroying ant since there are mainly just 4 types of ants in the Pacific Northwest, that pest control companies get numerous calls on. Yes, there are many types of ants but check out the following.
Carpenter ants are the most common. Many people have carpenter ants for years and do not realize it. Thinking it is just a “black ant” and is harmless. However, having an ant that is larger than 1/4 inch will most likely be a carpenter ant. These ants are a wood destroying ant and can do considerable damage if left unchecked for long periods of time. The ants do not digest the wood, but excavate it to create nests and galleries.
Also a wood destroying ant, a moisture ant is smaller and much harder to identify. The moisture ants operate much like a carpenter ant, but are less destructive because of only being attracted to wood that is moist or rotting. The pests are small like a sugar ant and are reddish in color.The back of the bodies are almost translucent and shaped like a top. When seeing moisture ants, be on the lookout for water damaged wood.
A very common type of ant found in driveways. The pavement ants are as small as a sugar ant or moisture ant, but have a very large head and smaller body. Can be found inside the home, but tend to stay low on the ground. The pavement ants are less of a nuisance because the ants don’t spread like a sugar ant does. Pest Control services can get rid of these ants quickly and effectively.
Sugar Ants are the hardest ants to get rid of. Just about all owners will deal with sugar ants at some point in the home or businesses. The pests are strictly a nuisance and do no damage, but are extremely hard to get rid of. The ants are the tiny black ants that are all over the kitchen and are attracted to anything sweet. There are a lot of ways that can make the ants infestation worse if self-treatment is attempted.
What To Do for Ants Infestation:
Call Am Pm Pest Control services to utilize professional services. Entrusting the home or business to the experts to exterminate the ants.
To find Ant nests, follow the trails. Ants lay down a chemical pheromone trail along the established routes to and from a food source so other Ants can easily find the food.
Inside a house, inspect along the carpet edges, doors, windows, and all areas of the kitchen. The easiest way to find a trail to the nest is to watch where ants go after reaching the food source. When targeting Carpenter Ants, inspection at night is more effective since the larger Carpenter Ant is nocturnal. Carpenter Ants can be spotted emerging from damaged wood inside the house, or foraging outside in woodpiles, rotted or water-damaged wood, and tree stumps.
Outside the house, inspect around foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near patios and walls may hide some Ant nests or the ant trails. Check under any item that is on the ground. Some ant nests are well hidden.Follow the trail to find the nest.Treat the nest directly if possible or use bait or non-repellent insecticide around the perimeter of the house and on the ant trails.
Company Name: Ant Exterminator
Contact Person: Gordon Stan
Address:3030 1st ave
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