Luckily, thatching ants are considered beneficial insects and rarely infest/invade homes. They may only cause a problem if they invade your yard or kids play area because they tend to bite when disturbed. However, if they aren't causing any disturbance, we recommend letting them live. After a thorough inspection, our team will be able to assess whether pesticide application may be necessary.
What Are Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants damage wood by hollowing it out for nesting. When fragments of wood or sawdust shavings are found, that's a good indication that carpenter ants may have invaded your home. Though they nest in both dry and moist wood, wet areas like around sinks, bathtubs, leaking windows, or roofs are most favorable.
Another way to identify carpenter ants is based on their appearance. If you notice a swarm of black ants that vary in size, this might be the species you're facing. There are ways to prevent carpenter ants from coming into your home, but if it's too late, we recommend contacting a professional.
What Are Moisture Ants?
Moisture ants are easily recognizable amongst the rest because of their yellowish-brown color. These ants are among the most common species found in Washington, frequently appearing in rotting wood within houses. Though they eat rotting wood similar to termites, they are not considered structural pests. Moisture ants invade wood that was rotted prior to their arrival. Once the decayed wood is removed, the ant population will likely move along with it.
With a thorough inspection PestStop Pest Control can determine the best course of action to remove the moisture ants from your home. Whether it be removing rotting wood or using toxic-free pesticide, we'll be sure to provide an effective solution.
What Are Odorous Ants?
Odorous ants are one of the most resilient species that there is. From being able to withstand both hot and cold temperatures, to being able to work and reproduce when heavily injured, it takes a lot to stop these ants in their tracks. Additionally, the odorous ant gets their name because of the foul smell that is released when they are crushed.
These tough ants find themselves nesting indoors in houseplants or lids of toilets, while outside choose to nest in moist soil. They come out mostly to prey on household foods, especially those that contain sugar. Despite being tricky to get rid of, the trained experts at PestStop Pest Control use no- toxic, yet effective methods of banning them from family homes and spaces. Rely on us for trusted extermination!
The Best Ant Removal in Olympia, King County, Pierce County, & Beyond
With ants being such a common pest issue throughout the United States, our experts know what it takes to remove them from your home without causing harm to your family or pets. Our top-of-the-line pest treatment is not only proven effective but is highly rated among our valued clients.
Reach out to our team to schedule a free inspection or call us at (360) 506-6033 today!
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