Ant Exterminators - Control - Removal

At some point or another, most property owners will deal with the frustration of an ant infestation. Once you have an infestation, it is notoriously difficult to eliminate without the help of a trained eye.

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While house ants are mostly a nuisance, carpenter ants are the most destructive pests in the Pacific Northwest. At Pratt Pest Management, we believe it’s necessary to treat your property on a quarterly basis to prevent these potentially dangerous ants.

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The Dangers of Ant Infestations

The damage that can occur from ants varies depending on the species. As annoying as they are, most ants are primarily a nuisance and cause little damage.

Several species, however, can be more destructive: pharaoh ants have been known to infest stored food, and carpenter ants can cause structural damage by weakening wood. A few of the reasons why carpenter ants are such a threat include:

  • They are highly social insects that maintain multiple nests inside and outside the home.
  • A mature colony may be extensive in size and consist of a main nest and additional satellite nests consisting of 10,000 or more workers.
  • They cause serious damage to structures by mining into wood to create nesting galleries.
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Preventing Ant Infestations

Preventing ants from finding food, shelter, and water is the easiest method of avoiding an ant invasion. Because they are so difficult to get rid of once you have an infestation, the best method of ant control is prevention. A few basic ways you can work to lessen the risk of ants in your home include:

  • Eliminate their source of water by fixing leaky pipes and keeping moisture levels normal.
  • Limit their access to food by cleaning up spills, keeping food properly stored, and using lids on trash cans.
  • Block their entry points by ensuring your home is properly sealed and all cracks are filled.
  • Control ant populations outside your home by inspecting your property for signs of activity or large nests.

Professional Ant Exterminators

It can be really difficult to get rid of ants on your own. There are often multiple colonies in serious infestations, which can make eliminating these pests seem impossible without the proper training and tools.

Whether carpenter ants are invading your crawlspace or odorous house ants are covering your kitchen counters, it’s necessary to get professional help. Pratt Pest Management has the years of experience required to not only get rid of ants in your home, but also keep them from ever returning!

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