Carpenter Ants in Oregon

Carpenter ants are more than just a nuisance, they nest inside and actively damage your home. Often confused with termites because both are fond of wood, these little critters can attack the structural integrity of your building to build a nest for themselves.

Carpenter ants can build their nests in many different areas:

  • Attic spaces
  • In beams or floor joists
  • Interior wall voids
  • Around a roof or window leak
  • Exterior decks or steps
  • Piles of stored wood

Good Earth is uniquely qualified because we have decades of experience battling Carpenter Ants in Oregon. Our experts will inspect your home or business, find where they’re likely getting in, help identify what’s attracting them to your property, and offer a solution to get rid of them and keep them from coming back.

What do Carpenter Ants Look Like?

Carpenter Ants are the most common Wood Destroying Organism that we have in Oregon. They are easily recognizable, varying in size from 1/8″ to 1/2″ and black to red and black in color. Several species of Carpenter Ants live in Oregon. Each species, if left unattended, will cause damage. Carpenter ants do not eat wood like a termite but will mine wood and other building materials for a nest.

What are the signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation?
  • Individual carpenter ants are seen within the living space, especially during the first part of the year (January to April).
  • A line of workers trafficking on the exterior of your building.
  • Accumulation of sawdust-like debris.
  • Sound, sometimes you can hear them in the walls removing wood.
  • The presence of swarmers, the winged reproductive stage. It is completely normal to see these on the exterior during certain seasons but seeing a large number inside or coming from your home is a red flag of a possible infestation.
How to control Carpenter Ants?
  1. Physical removal of the nest. If a nest is discovered during a construction project or is easily accessible, physical removal of the ants themselves and the damaged wood is sometimes the best option.
  2. Remove Conducive Conditions. Sometimes, Carpenter Ants are there for a reason. If the nesting area is damaged by moisture, then that issue also needs to be addressed for future prevention.
  3. Material application. This step is best left to professionals. Treatment procedures will vary by company but should include ongoing service.

If you have seen or think you have Carpenter Ants in your home or place of business, we can help. Carpenter Ant infestations are best handled by a professional and Good Earth Pest Company can effectively eliminate Carpenter Ants without placing any materials in your living space or defacing the outside of your structure.

At Good Earth Pest Company, we take pride in our personal, friendly, and conscientious service. We understand that dealing with ant problems can be stressful and disruptive to your daily life. That’s why we strive to make the pest control process as easy and hassle-free as possible, while still delivering exceptional results. Our tagline, “Hard on Bugs, Soft on You,” encapsulates our commitment to effective pest control that doesn’t compromise your comfort or safety.

Carpenter Ants are covered under our Standard Insect Program and Premiere Insect plus Rodent Program

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