Spring Showers Can Drive Ants Inside
In the Pacific Northwest, there is no shortage of rain, but it can cause a shortage of habitable places for ants to settle. In the spring, a change in weather can cause several different ant species to seek shelter in your home, where they may munch on your property or the contents of your pantry. Pestlock is here to help you evict your unwanted guests!
How To Prevent An Ant Infestation:
- Fix leaking pipes
- Clean up food and drink spills
- Seal gaps in doors and windows
- Store food in airtight packaging
- Invest in a home inspection
Ant Control Washougal
At PestLock, we understand that even if you make your way through our entire spring pest control checklist, you may still find a few thousand ants taking up residence inside your home. Even if you only see a few ants here and there hunting down a sticky spill you couldn’t clean up fast enough, it’s safe to bet that there is a whole colony hiding away somewhere, and they can put you and your home at risk.
The Pests of the Season
In the Pacific Northwest, there are three ant species we most often encounter in a client’s home. The largest is the carpenter ant. These insects have strong mandibles that can damage and deform wood and other materials, which means you could be looking at widespread structural damage to your home if you don’t address an infestation quickly.
Moisture and Odorous House Ants
The other two common species of ants found in Washougal area homes are moisture ants and odorous house ants. While neither of these pests are poisonous or actively cause damage to your home, they will take advantage of any food sources they find in your pantry and can track in contaminants. Aside from protecting your food, finding a professional ant control solution is the best way to make sure you and your family stay healthy and safe.
Find a Solution With PestLock Pest Control
No matter what ant species you’re facing this spring, PestLock can help you regain control of your home and peace of mind. Our highly trained team members will find a solution customized to the problem you’re facing, and we’ll make sure any pest control treatment we utilize is safe and effective. Don’t let pests stress you out this season. Contact us today for a free home inspection!