Ant Control & Removal Services
At Long Test Control Inc., we offer a wide range of ant removal and prevention services for homes and businesses throughout Auburn WA, Gig Harbor WA, Puyallup WA, Federal Way WA, University Place WA & Tacoma WA and the surrounding areas. Our ant removal services and prevention measures include treatment for carpenter ants, moisture ants, pavement ants, and odorous house ants.
The Importance of Ant Control
Ants are known for finding food wherever it is located. They can infiltrate food packaging and contaminate whatever they touch. Some species, such as carpenter ants, routinely chew up wood, including the siding and floors of homes. Without proper treatment, infestations of ants can lead to unnecessary and expensive damage. Our team has the training, tools, and experience to eliminate any infestation.
Here are the types of ants we are able to control and remove from your property:
Most carpenter ants are black in color. However, there are some red ones as well. These are the largest species of ants that exist in Western Washington – they can range in length from 1/4” to 1/2″.
These ants are usually about 1/8” in length and vary in color from dark brown to black. Pavement ants are known for living under rocks, sidewalks, and slabs of pavement or concrete.
Varying in color from dark brown to yellow and spanning about 1/8” in length, moisture ants are often found in damp, rotting wood. If you have any type of past or current moisture problem that involves soil to wood contact or a water leak onto wood, we can help prevent or eliminate any infestation of these ants.
Odorous House Ant
Odorous house ants are quite small – about 1/16” in length. They are usually uniform brown or black in color. Their name is derived from the pungent smell they give off when crushed.
Our Ant Control and Elimination Process
One of our technicians will come to your property and perform a comprehensive inspection to discover any indications of ant activity in or around your home or business. From this inspection, we can determine the type of ants causing the problem, where they are likely hiding, and areas of your home or business that may be at risk for infestation and damage.
Once we identify the threat, we can propose and implement a solution. This includes applying an effective treatment to prevent and/or eliminate the ants.
Our ant control and elimination service includes the following:
- Identify any nesting sites in or around your property
- Sprays ant hills and trails on your property to prevent future infestations
- Apply our treatment around the foundation of your home or building, which effectively sets up a defensive shield to keep the ants away.
Whether you need pavement ant, moisture ant, odorous house ant, or carpenter ant removal services, our team can effectively eliminate current and prevent future ant activity in or around your property.
Ranging in color from dark brown to black and about 1/8″ long, pavement ants will nest under sidewalks, rocks, and slabs of concrete or pavement (hence their given name).
The largest of species of ants in Western Washington soldiers can range from ¼” to ½”. The majority of Carpenter Ants are black in color but red ones have been spotted.
About 1/8″ in length, Moisture ants vary in color from yellow to dark brown and are attracted to damp, rotting wood. If there is evidence of a current or prior moisture problem such as a water leak or soil to wood contact us right away.
Odorous House Ant
Odorous House Ants (OHA’s) are usually a uniform black or brown in color and are a tiny 1/16″ in length. OHA’s get their name from the pungent smell they produce when crushed.
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