What Attracts Carpenter Ants

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What Attracts Carpenter Ants

Ants are a common summertime pest. The warm weather allows them to move about easily, and there’s more outside activities to attract them to your home. As we move into cooler weather, though, the threat of ants doesn’t subside, particularly with regard to carpenter ants. Carpenter ants can cause serious structural damage to your home […]

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Interesting Facts About Ants

Commonly known as summertime picnic ruiners, ants are a common site in the Seattle and Greater Puget Sound region. These insects are quite pesky to get rid of sometimes, as it’s not always clear where their main colony is. A proper ant control plan will be helpful especially in the warmer months to ensure that […]

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Which Ants Bite?

With all the water and green foliage that encompasses the Greater Puget Sound Region, ants of all varieties tend to gravitate towards this area to make their homes. This becomes a problem when these ants want to make a home in the space you’ve already claimed as your home or business. Ants are attracted to […]

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How to Control Ants in the House

Temperatures are rising and the sun is starting to be a more regular part of our lives again, but unfortunately this comes with a risk of pests finding their way into your home as well. Household ants are the most common and infuriating pest offender in these cases. Figuring out how they’re even getting in […]

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Ants in the Seattle / Puget Sound Region

In order to address an ant infestation, one of the first key steps is identifying which type of ants are in or around your home. There are a number of ant species common to the Seattle and wider Puget Sound area, each with their own tendencies. Common varieties found within the home include the odorous […]

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What’s the Difference Between Ants & Termites?

Are you seeing wood or structural damage in your home? Are you confused about what pest to look for as a culprit? It could be that you’re suffering from termite or carpenter ant damage. Both of these pests are notorious for damaging wood in various places in your home, but it’s important to know which […]

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How to Get Rid of Ants

When the warm weather arrives in the Pacific Northwest, the ants are rarely far behind. Ants are among the most common pests to invade area homes during the summer. The odorous house ant can quickly become a serious nuisance for homeowners once they make it inside, and carpenter ants can be especially difficult to deal […]

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Thatching Ants – What You Need to Know

Formica Obscuripes, or Thatching Ants, get their more common name from creating large mounds they build from various yard debris, such as small sticks, grass stems, leaves, pine needles, and/or whatever the common area vegetation allows. Similar to a ‘thatched roof’, the mounds are thought to collect solar radiation, providing warming during cooler periods, while […]

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Can You Have Ants in Winter?

While Seattle temperatures are seemingly cold enough to force pests and insects into hibernation during winter, some home and business owners still struggle with ants in winter – appearing inside during this season. This may seem like a small, inconsequential scenario, but ant activity in winter possibly signals a dangerous lapse in your home or […]

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Carpenter Ants – What You Need to Know

For many Seattle and Puget Sound residents, there are two primary types of ants that may become a nuisance in the home: the house ant, which forages for food indoors, and the carpenter ant, which lives within damaged parts of the home’s structure. Carpenter ants typically arrive in force during the start of the summer, […]

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