Pavement ants are among the most frustrating ant species to control so the best way to prevent an infestation is to make your home unattractive to these pests. This means keeping your home as clean and moisture-free as possible since ants will be in constant search of food and water. Nests and colonies of pavement ants can be very difficult to locate, so if you’re noticing these ants in your home or backyard, it is best to contact an organic ant exterminator to help get rid of ants from your home.
Populations of pavement ants in the Pacific Northwest are on the rise so you need to first identify them correctly in order to arrive at the best ant pest control method to eradicate them. Pavement ants are usually dark brown to black in color and measure around 2.5-3mm in length. They have oval-shaped, segmented bodies and stingers, although they’re rarely aggressive towards humans. A pavement ant colony typically consists of a single queen and thousands of worker ants.
Just like other ant species, pavement ants are attracted to a wide range of food sources. In the natural environment, these ants have a specific preference for honeydew and aphids but will also feed on plants, dead insects, and whatever else they will find outdoors. Inside homes, these ants generally thrive on anything edible and will feast on bread, meats, sweets, greasy and starchy foods, among others.
While pavement ants can be found throughout the United States, they are considered major pests in Oregon and the surrounding areas. The mild winters of the Pacific Northwest region make for an ideal home and breeding ground for this ant species, which explains why ant pest control companies often come across nests and colonies of pavement ants when doing home pest control services.
Pavement ants are a tramp ant species, meaning they are transient by nature and will be constantly moving from different locations. They usually thrive in the outdoors in warm weather but will gravitate towards heat sources inside homes and structures during the colder months of the year. For this reason, ant pest control should be a year-round activity for Oregon homes to eliminate and control the proliferation of pavements ants and other ant species.
It can be difficult to prevent or get rid of pavement ants on your own, but along with having year-round ant pest control services, here are some things you can do at home:
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Controlling and eradicating pavement ants can be a challenge as most DIY ant treatments and products sold in supermarkets and home depots are not 100% effective. Worse, these sprays and pesticides may contain chemicals that are harmful to people, pets, and plants but they don’t really succeed in eliminating entire ant populations in your home.
In order to eliminate and prevent pavement ants for the long term, first you will have to locate where their nests are. In most cases, only a professional ant pest control specialist like ANT & GARDEN PEST CONTROL in Beaverton, Oregon will have full knowledge and training on ant biology and the behavior of specific ant species, including how they breed and where they build their nests and colonies.
ANT & GARDEN ORGANIC PEST CONTROL offers the lowest service rates on safe and effective ant removal. Our 60-Day No-Pest Guarantee ant treatment starts with inspecting your property for pavement ants or any other ant species and locating nesting areas inside and outside your home. Depending on the level of infestation, we will then treat your home with our organic ant pest control solutions consisting of bait stations and our proprietary organic pesticide spray. We also offer follow-up services and will typically recommend quarterly inspections to totally get rid of ants in your property.
Call ANT & GARDEN ORGANIC PEST CONTROL at the first sign of ants in your property. We can help resolve any ant problem so your home stays ant-free all year round!
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