Ant Control in Seattle & Tacoma

ant controlAre you seeing trails of ants in your house? Maybe they’re coming in from the backdoor, or creeping out of your pantry cabinet? Ants can be an extremely frustrating pest to get rid of. They can prove to be a major headache, and beyond the frustration they cause, ants can damage your property, they can bite and they can contaminate your food.

Have you already tried spraying the ants in your house… and they’ve come back? That’s because the ants that you’re seeing are probably only one tenth of the ants that are hiding in or below your home! 

Ant colonies can live as deep as six feet underground. The queen stays hidden and out of sight, where she can keep reproducing. The only way to completely rid your house of ants is by eliminating the queen. A queen ant can live for years, but once she is gone, the colony has a limited period of survival. That’s because worker ants cannot reproduce. 

One colony can produce millions of ants. Get rid of ants for good by calling our professional ant exterminators at 1(844) 293-1601 or request a free estimate for ant removal. 

Our Dedication to Ant Control in Seattle & Tacoma

If ants are in your house or place of business, the fastest and safest way to remove them is by using professional pest services. Our pest control company has been removing ants from homes and businesses since 1948. Our long history with ant control has provided us with the most effective methods for ant removal. 

Because we’ve spent so much time removing ants from Seattle and Tacoma households, we’ve seen our fair share of ant species. Each species of ant responds differently to different treatment methods. Our licensed and trained ant exterminators spend time evaluating the level and type of ant infestation. Then we create a custom plan to eradicate ants from your property. Our custom strategy to get rid of ants will be based on your property size and the amount of ants in or underneath of your house or business. 

We try hard to please our customers and provide the best ant pest control service possible. We not only provide ant removal, we ensure that our customers are given knowledge about the type of ant that’s invading their home or business. We provide our customers with information about the ant species, preventive measures, and control treatment options. Ant control means more than just removing the ants; it means taking care of our customer so that the ants don’t come back. 

Our ant control treatment is safe for your family and your pets. We use ant removal treatment solutions that are federally and state approved. With the safety of your children, pets and family in mind, our natural ant control treatment is sprayed around your house and property. To ensure your ant problem doesn’t return, we recommend a quarterly treatment program for ant pest control, which is our best value.

We believe there’s something to the fact that we’ve been in the ant control business so long. It seems like our customers agree with us too.

“I Love the work that Steve does. He does a Great Job!”- Vi

Ant Species Around Seattle & Tacoma

Did you know there are over 12,000 species of ants in the world? Luckily for us, there are only a few species of ants in the Pacific Northwest that seem to be attracted to housing and business structures. Ant species that we have to worry about include the odorous house ant, carpenter ant, pharaoh ant, pavement ant and little black ant. 

We’ve had lots of households and businesses in Seattle, Tacoma and the surrounding areas call us for ant control. Whatever the type of ant, if you spot a trail in or around your house, pick up the phone and call us at 1(844) 293-1601 for organic ant control before the trail becomes a colony.

Odorous House Ants

odorous house antOdorous house ants get their name because of the stench they produce when they are sm​ashed. If crushed, they give off a smell that can only be explained as rotten coconut. They are extremely tiny; they range from 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch and they can be brown or black in color. 

Odorous house ants are attracted to sugar. They also scavenge dead insects for food. If they’re living inside of a house, you’ll most likely see them scurrying up the wall into a crack or coming and going from a crack in your floor.

 

Carpenter Ants

carpenter antHave you ever wondered where carpenter ants get their name? It’s because they build their homes inside of wood. Carpenter ants create tunnels inside of wood as pathways to transfer food back to their nest. For this reason, carpenter ants can cause large amounts of damage to houses, barns, business and any area that has a structure made out of wood. 

Carpenter ants range in size from 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch long. They can be red or black in color and they have antennas. Some may have wings, depending upon their gender and the hierarchical position they hold in their colony.

If you think carpenter ants have invaded your house, call us immediately for carpenter ant control at 1(844) 293-1601 or request a free estimate for ant pest control.

Pharaoh Ants

pharaoh antPharaoh ants are extremely invasive; each colony has multiple nests and queens. Because one colony may have multiple queens, eliminating an entire colony can be extremely hard. Most ant colonies will die when their queen dies. Because there is more than one queen in pharaoh ant colonies, the colony will keep surviving regardless of whether one nest and one queen is destroyed.

Pharaoh ants are yellow or light brown in color with an abdomen that is darker than the rest of their body. They’re around 1/16 of an inch long and they have a false stinger.

Pavement Ants

pavement antPavement ants get their name because of how they nest inside of pavement cracks. They are extremely attracted to sugar, so you’ll oftentimes find pavement ants inside of your house eating sugary foods that are laying around or insecurely packaged. Because they’re scavengers, once they find sugar they’ll stick around and eat almost any type of food; making your entire kitchen subject to prey.

Like pharaoh ants, one colony of pavement ants will have multiple queens. One colony may include between 3,000 to 4,000 ants. Pavement ants are about ​1/8 of an inch long and dark brown or black in color. Their body has three segments and they all have antennas. 

Little Black Ants

little black antLittle black ants are shiny and either dark brown or black in color. They’re small; ranging from 1/16 to ​1/8 inch in length. Like the pharaoh and pavement ant, one colony of ants will have at least two queens, if not more. Little black ants are scavengers and will create nests wherever they find a sizable food source. You might find them in gardens feeding off of aphids, in cracks of cements feeding off of dead insects, or inside of your house feeding off of crumbs and unpackaged foods.

 

Get Rid of Ants For Good

No matter what the species, a single ant spotting inside of your house most likely means that more are one their way… or are already there. Within a period of a few days, an entire ant colony can infest your house and make your life chaos. 

If you spot an ant of any kind, call our professional ant control company at 1(844) 293-1601 to schedule a free estimate for ant removal. Or request a free estimate. The sooner you act the less damage your house will endure.

Our ant exterminator costs depend on the size of your home or business, the extent of the ant problem and the frequency of our ant control services. When you contact us for ant extermination,  we will locate ant colonies and eradicate them from your home or business. We can even set a quarterly schedule to eliminate any chance of future ant infestations.

​Ant Removal Service Areas

Washington Tree & Lawn Care
Tel 1(844) 293-1601
Monday to Friday 7am-5pm

Washington Tree & Lawn Care is a division of Senske Services. We serve Seattle, Tacoma and the surrounding areas with ​ant ​control services. Find out more about the services we offer for Seattle Pest Control and Tacoma Pest Control.