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Serving Metro Portland, OR
Servicing your home and business for the control of ants, bees, bed bugs, birds, spiders, termites, mice, rats, and many other pests throughout the Greater Portland Metropolitan Area of Oregon.
Areas of service:
Aloha, Banks, Beaverton, Cedar Mill, Clackamas, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gladstone, Gresham, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego, Newberg, North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Scappoose, Sherwood, St. Helens, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, West Slope, Wilsonville.
Use our list of Ants below to help identify the type of pest that's bugging you:
Worker carpenter ants are polymorphic. They are large (3.5-13mm) but greatly vary in size. The queens are about 13-17mm long. Their color is black, combinations of red and black, or completely red or brown. The antenna is 12-segmented, without a club. Their thorax lacks spines and the profile is evenly rounded on the upper side. Pedicel is 1-segmented. Gaster with anal opening is round, surrounded by circlet of hairs. The stinger is absent. Worker ants are capable of emitting a strong formic acid odor.
Odorous House Ant
Odorous house ants are small ants measuring 2.5 millimetres long. They nest outdoors. The ants construct their nest out of mounds of dirt. The worker ants search far for food. They often enter buildings. Once they have found food, they leave a scent trail for other ants. They feed on a variety of organic material.