Ant Control Services
Ants are some of the most common pests we see affecting homes in the Pacific Northwest. These pests can invade your home at any time of year and for multiple different reasons, including plain bad luck. Northwest K9 Bed Bug Detectives & Pest Control provides multiple ant control services to Seattle and the surrounding area.
Signs of Ant Infestation
The first sign you may have ant infestation is simply seeing ants throughout your house. Stray, solitary ants might be easy for you to kill, but if they are found within your house, then there might be an underlying problem. While this sign of an ant infestation might seem obvious, it is often overlooked.
Another sign your home might have an ant problem can be found by looking at food scraps. If you see ants feasting on exposed food in your house, there is a good chance you are in need of ant control services. Ants can similarly be found forming trails to your pets’ food bowls or perhaps to a trash can with food in it.
Ants can also be heard moving around in floors and walls. For example, carpenter ants primarily eat wood. This means that someone listening closely can hear carpenter ants moving around in the walls or floors if they infest a home.
Common Types of Ants in the Pacific Northwest
If your home has an ant problem, then it is likely due to odorous house ants or carpenter ants. These two species are the most common cause of ant problems for people living in the Pacific Northwest. In the case of carpenter ants, an infestation can even result in structural damage.
Odorous house ants are commonly known as sugar ants. Although these pests don’t bite, they can still cause health problems for you and your family. This is especially true if these ants nest in your home and contaminate food or surfaces.
We tend to think of ant infestations as occurring entirely within your home, but all species of ants can cause problems, even if they are just outside your door. Nests near the exterior of your house can cause similar damage to nests within a house. When dealing with an ant infestation, it’s important to not neglect any nests you find outside.
Choose Northwest K9 Bed Bug Detectives & Pest Control
If you notice ants in your home, then you should consider calling Northwest K9 Bed Bug Detectives & Pest Control. We will take control of your ant problem and utilize the most professional solution possible. Protecting your home begins with a simple inspection, and our team can help.
To schedule an inspection or receive more information, feel free to contact us. We pride ourselves on helping our customers keep their homes safe and healthy, as well as structurally sound.