Sound Pest Management: Controlling Ants

ant controlWhen you have an ant infestation, you are invaded by hundreds, if not thousands, of ants. They crawl through your house or building in search of food. They are – it can seem – everywhere. 

That’s where Sound Pest Management comes in. Since 2002, we’ve been working with customers to get rid of their carpenter ant infestation. Our expert pest control pros understand ants, how they live and why they do what they do. This knowledge and experience helps us to get rid of the ants and make sure they don’t come back.

A Bit About Ants

All ants live in colonies of many, many ants. Some colonies have hundreds of ants. Some have tens of thousands of ants. Most ants in the colonies are called workers and their job is to find food. These are the ants you see in your garden or at a picnic. If you have an infestation in your house, these are the ants you find swarming your kitchen or anywhere else they find food.

Ants eat live or dead insects, as well as anything that is sweet. When workers find food, they lead other workers to the food by depositing a chemical message on the ground as they crawl back to the nest. Although we can’t smell the chemical trail, the other ants cans smell it for quite some time. This is why they are called odorous house ants.

Odorous house ants, which get their name from the strong coconut-like smell they give off when crushed, nest in many different types of places. Outdoors, their nests are usually shallow and may be found just underneath the soil surface. These nests may be found in mulch, soil, debris, logs, stumps, under stones and under plastic tarps. Indoors, nests are usually found in wall voids, around hot-water pipes and heaters, behind paneling, under carpets or beneath the floor.

Get Rid of Your Ants

Fortunately, ant problems are entirely controllable under professional care. Using state-of-the art equipment and methods, our licensed exterminators will inspect your home's environment and construction to identify the problem and determine the best course of action.

If you have an ant problem or want to make sure you don't get one, count on us to break the pest life-cycle and prevent future infestations.

Ant Control

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For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please contact us at 206.430.1080 or 253.777.1960

Sound Pest Management
324 1st Avenue S.
Kent, WA 98032