As one of the most common pests that affect home and business owners, ants have their work cut out for them. There are a variety of ant species in the Northwest that aren’t just a nuisance, they can cause real damage. When you need ant removal in Auburn, WA, don’t wait to call Rambo Total Pest Control until you need a follow up visit from a restoration expert. The sooner we get to provide you with effective, long lasting ant removal, the better.
There are a variety of ants that inhabit the Northwest, but some are particularly common and troublesome. We frequently encounter odorous house ants, moisture ants, and carpenter ants, all of which frequently require professional ant removal in Auburn, WA.
Signs of an Ant Problem
Depending on the type of ant you have, they can produce different signs.
- Carpenter Ant Removal – This species of ant are the primary culprits of Northwest wood damage caused by ants. Contrary to popular belief, they do not eat wood pulp. They actually remove it a single bite at a time, moving it away from the nest. Physically they possess large, strong mandibles. They also bite, so be careful if trying to capture one for later identification. A common sign is the accumulation of fine flour-like wood piles of “frass.” This is the removed wood, and is often found under a garage door header, house, or in a crawlspace.
- Moisture Ant Removal – These most often cause a problem in late summer. Unlike carpenter ants ability to destroy both sound and damp wood, moisture ants only go after moist wood. Their nests are quite strange looking, and are formed out of the wet wood pulp. They are muddy in color and often described as looking like coral or a sponge. In late summer reproductive swarms can occur in kitchens and living rooms.
- Odorous House Ant Removal – This is one ant species that is easy to identify. When crushed they release a pungent odor that has been described as smelling like ammonia or rotting coconuts. These ants can spread rapidly thanks to a short reproduction cycle and multi-queened colonies. They also naturally split colonies when one is sprayed. With vast experience dealing with these tricky ants and access to the right materials and techniques, our professional ant removal in Auburn, WA is the best solution for odorous house ants.
Professional Ant Removal
Every ant removal begins with a thorough inspection. All of our ant removal technicians are experienced and trained in identification of Northwest pests. We’ll analyze any living specimens, looking at evidence of recent activity in order to determine how widespread your ant infestation is.
Depending on the type of ant we have a number of different strategies we employ to provide you with effective, long lasting ant removal in Auburn, WA. Strategies include fogging, spray treatments, and using bait designed to work from inside an ant colony once brought in. Many ant treatment options take several weeks to achieve complete removal, and a colony may be more active when a treatment takes effect. With regularly scheduled ant prevention services, you’ll never need ant removal again.
For long lasting, effective ant removal in Auburn, WA call (866) 540-RAMBO or Contact Us today.
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