Portland Ant Exterminators
Bring Your Pest Problems to a HALT! Serving Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Vancouver, WA & the Surrounding Areas.
At Halt Pest Control, we understand just how frustrating and difficult life can be with an ant infestation, which is why we work hard to find a solution to your pest problem. Serving communities throughout Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, our technicians understand ant behavior and possess invaluable knowledge about their movement patterns and how best to exterminate them using less pesticides, when possible, to minimize the impact on the environment and on your family and pets.
Carpenter ants are fairly large, ranging in size from a quarter to three-eights of an inch. They have a great sense for food, which is why they tend to enter homes in search of exposed meals. What makes these ants especially difficult to get rid of is their long lifespan and ability to place their nests in hidden areas. Most can live up to 7 years, with the queen living up to 25 years, during which their colony will rapidly grow in size. These two factors lead to infestations that are difficult to manage, which is why you need the professional team at Halt Pest Control.
Small Ants Can Lead to Big Problems
Measuring at just one-eighth of an inch, pavement ants may be tiny, but they can cause a multitude of problems. They get their name in part because they are commonly found on pavement, such as sidewalks and driveways. These ants are notorious for traveling long distances in search of food, often creating a continuous path from their nest into a home.
Some tips on preventing ants from entering your home include:
- Fix gaps in your home with a silicone-based caulk
- Regularly dispose of garbage in and around your home
- Keep counters and floors free of crumbs and food residue
If you notice ants on your property, give our Portland ant exterminators a call at (503) 822-6555 to learn how we can help.