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ANt Control Services in Damascus

Winged ants can be distinguished from termites by comparing certain features. Ants have a narrow (pinched) waist similar to wasps, whereas termites are virtually the same width from end to end. Ants and termites each have four wings. Whereas ants front wings are longer than the hind wings. All four wings on termites are of equal sized and in length. Finally, the antennae of ants are bent or “elbowed” whereas termite antennae are straight. Ants build their nests in many different locations both inside and outside of buildings. Species nesting inside, or foraging indoors for food or moisture, tend to be the most challenging to control.

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[acf field=’city’] Ant Control Services

At certain times of the year, ant colonies produce large numbers of winged individuals known as ‘swarmers.’ These winged ants emerge from the nest to mate and establish new colonies. When a swarm of ants emerges indoors, it’s an indication that a nest is nearby.

We are happy to provide a custom plan and tips and tricks if you are a DIY king of person. Otherwise we are happy to help execute the plan after a thorough inspection.

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(503) 784-1669

Sugar Ant Control

In our work as sugar ant exterminators, data helps us understand the most effective means of managing an infestation. Here are a few facts which may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control offers all kinds of pest control services including sugar ant extermination
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Colony SizeOn average 10,000 workers and several queens.

Also called odorous ants or piss ants. The best identifying characteristic is the “rancid butter” smell these ants produce when they are crushed; hence their name.
Characteristic Description
Color Brown and black
Length 1/16 to 1/8 inches long
Appearance Small black dots, unless you look closely. The thorax has no spines, and the petiole has one segment which, when viewed from above, is hidden by the rest of the abdomen. When alarmed, the workers scurry around with their abdomens raised in the air.
Breeding Sugar ants swarm to mate from early May through mid-July, and also mate in the nest, forming new colonies by “budding” off the original colony. Each queen lays an egg a day. There are seven generations per year; workers and queens can live for several years.
Where they live Sugar ants often nest outdoors under stones, logs, and in the nests of larger ants. They can also nest indoors in wall or floor voids, and around heat sources. They usually invade structures during rainy periods after honeydew on plants has washed off.
Food Source They prefer sweets, although they will eat almost any household food.
Behavior Notes They usually travel along established trails to gather food and bring it back to the colony.
Signs of presence They will swarm on food (even crumbs, spills, and stains) that has been left out.
Risks CSugar ants can carry bacteria which contaminate food. Sugar ants do not damage structures when they build their colonies.
When we spray as a sugar ant control technique, we are careful to check on the health of each occupant of the home or business to ensure any health risks are minimal. We then spray in each crack and crevice and along the trails ants commonly follow to ensure that they are both repelled and exterminated at the source. If you’ve had to be on the lookout for every loose crumb lately, now is the time to call in an ant exterminator so you can relax.

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(503) 784-1669

[acf field=’pest’] Control Testimonials for Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

OIRC consistently gets 5-star reviews from our customers – the highest praise we can get as a local [acf field=’city’] pest control business. Here’s what some of our clients have said about us:

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[acf field=’pest’] Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing [acf field=’pest’] control problems?
  1. Keep them homeless
    Reduce the available habitat within your home or place of business where a pest might want to set up a home of their own. This means keeping things clean and free especially of food particles.
  2. Seal cracks and crevices
    Pests come in from the outside environment, meaning you can reduce the chances of their taking up residence in your home by sealing up cracks and crevices, particularly around your foundation, eaves, doors, and windows.
  3. Clean up
    Get rid of stacks of newspaper, miscellaneous papers, bags, cardboard boxes, and other material which a pest might use to make a good home or nest. Wipe up spills and crumbs right away, and don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.
  4. Keep a lid on it
    Keep a tight lid on trashcans and empty them often, especially if you are throwing away fragrant or sweet things. When storing food in your pantry and cabinets, store it in tightly sealed containers.
  5. Keep the space dry
    Indoor pests often thrive on moisture. Keep them from getting the water they’re looking for by fixing leaks and not leaving dishwater in the sink overnight.
Can you help if I have a pest problem in my crawlspace?
We are able to perform crawlspace restoration at a reasonable price. If you’ve been quoted a price by one of the big pest control companies, make sure you talk to us before you sign anything, as they tend to charge quite a bit to get into those hard-to-reach places.
What products do you use?
We use a variety of excellent brand-name products which we have tested over the course of our 18 years in business, and we use them at label strength. We never use generic products that produce uncertain results.
Do you perform emergency services?
We can give you emergency advice and often get out to help you with your pest control problem within a day or two. Give us a call to set something up as soon as possible.
Do you have monthly service plans?

There are two reasons some [acf field=’pest’] control companies have monthly service plans: a desire for a larger stream of income and the use of diluted or insufficient products. We find that when we do our job right, the most we need to visit one of our clients is once a quarter or bi-annually in the spring and fall.

Are your traps humane?

We do what it takes to remove pest control problems, and often that means killing them. Our traps do seek to cause minimal pain to pests as they dispatch them.

Additional tips for [acf field=’pest’] control inside and outside the home
  1. Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to prevent roaches on your property, and out of your home.
  2. Mowing more often will stop weeds from creating new weeds, and lower the bug population.
  3. Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will prevent insects that might use the roof to gain access to your vents, and inside your home.
  4. Fix leaky gutters, water attracts insects seeking water leaving them to live under your eaves.
  5. Sealing all outside cracks and holes including those for electrical cables, communication cables, plumbing, and around doors and windows, will help to keep outdoor pests outdoors.
  6. Replacing worn weather stripping and door sweeps will help to keep insects and rodents out of your home.
  7. Filling low spots in your property will help to keep the mosquito population low.
  8. Keeping vines and shrubs a foot or more from the home will improve your chances of keeping pests away.
  9. Checking your indoor pets after outdoor excursions can keep hitch hiking bugs out.
  10. Removing debris, and piles of wood, brush, or other materials from your property can cut down on the number of spiders you have to deal with.
  11. Maintain cleanliness in the home always and make the home crumb free. An untidy and dirty home draws all kinds of insects inside the house. Many pests and insects survive on dirt and garbage and nothing is more pleasant to them than crumbs scattered on the floor or the table and unkempt garbage.
  12. Make sure to seal all probably entries in the house. Ensure to check not just the front door but the back door as well. Do not neglect your windows. Seal windows using wire nets, screens o meshes.
  13. Manage your garbage properly. Dispose of empty cans and food packages immediately. Make it a point to take out the trash everyday and keep it sealed tightly when storing it in the garage.
  14. Keep ripe fruits inside the fridge.
  15. Sweep the floors and vacuum theme regularly.
  16. Make sure to comb your pet with a flea comb at regular times and wash the bedding frequently. Vacuum floors, rugs and upholstery that are in constant contact with your pet.

[acf field=’pest’] Control Tips from
Oregon Insect and Rodent Control

What are some ways to reduce the risk of developing [acf field=’pest’] control problems?
  1. Keep them homeless
    Reduce the available habitat within your home or place of business where a pest might want to set up a home of their own. This means keeping things clean and free especially of food particles.
  2. Seal cracks and crevices
    Pests come in from the outside environment, meaning you can reduce the chances of their taking up residence in your home by sealing up cracks and crevices, particularly around your foundation, eaves, doors, and windows.
  3. Clean up
    Get rid of stacks of newspaper, miscellaneous papers, bags, cardboard boxes, and other material which a pest might use to make a good home or nest. Wipe up spills and crumbs right away, and don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.
  4. Keep a lid on it
    Keep a tight lid on trashcans and empty them often, especially if you are throwing away fragrant or sweet things. When storing food in your pantry and cabinets, store it in tightly sealed containers.
  5. Keep the space dry
    Indoor pests often thrive on moisture. Keep them from getting the water they’re looking for by fixing leaks and not leaving dishwater in the sink overnight.
Can you help if I have a pest problem in my crawlspace?
We are able to perform crawlspace restoration at a reasonable price. If you’ve been quoted a price by one of the big pest control companies, make sure you talk to us before you sign anything, as they tend to charge quite a bit to get into those hard-to-reach places.
What products do you use?
We use a variety of excellent brand-name products which we have tested over the course of our 18 years in business, and we use them at label strength. We never use generic products that produce uncertain results.
Do you perform emergency services?
We can give you emergency advice and often get out to help you with your pest control problem within a day or two. Give us a call to set something up as soon as possible.
Do you have monthly service plans?

There are two reasons some [acf field=’pest’] control companies have monthly service plans: a desire for a larger stream of income and the use of diluted or insufficient products. We find that when we do our job right, the most we need to visit one of our clients is once a quarter or bi-annually in the spring and fall.

Are your traps humane?

We do what it takes to remove pest control problems, and often that means killing them. Our traps do seek to cause minimal pain to pests as they dispatch them.

Additional tips for [acf field=’pest’] control inside and outside the home
  1. Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to prevent roaches on your property, and out of your home.
  2. Mowing more often will stop weeds from creating new weeds, and lower the bug population.
  3. Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will prevent insects that might use the roof to gain access to your vents, and inside your home.
  4. Fix leaky gutters, water attracts insects seeking water leaving them to live under your eaves.
  5. Sealing all outside cracks and holes including those for electrical cables, communication cables, plumbing, and around doors and windows, will help to keep outdoor pests outdoors.
  6. Replacing worn weather stripping and door sweeps will help to keep insects and rodents out of your home.
  7. Filling low spots in your property will help to keep the mosquito population low.
  8. Keeping vines and shrubs a foot or more from the home will improve your chances of keeping pests away.
  9. Checking your indoor pets after outdoor excursions can keep hitch hiking bugs out.
  10. Removing debris, and piles of wood, brush, or other materials from your property can cut down on the number of spiders you have to deal with.
  11. Maintain cleanliness in the home always and make the home crumb free. An untidy and dirty home draws all kinds of insects inside the house. Many pests and insects survive on dirt and garbage and nothing is more pleasant to them than crumbs scattered on the floor or the table and unkempt garbage.
  12. Make sure to seal all probably entries in the house. Ensure to check not just the front door but the back door as well. Do not neglect your windows. Seal windows using wire nets, screens o meshes.
  13. Manage your garbage properly. Dispose of empty cans and food packages immediately. Make it a point to take out the trash everyday and keep it sealed tightly when storing it in the garage.
  14. Keep ripe fruits inside the fridge.
  15. Sweep the floors and vacuum theme regularly.
  16. Make sure to comb your pet with a flea comb at regular times and wash the bedding frequently. Vacuum floors, rugs and upholstery that are in constant contact with your pet.

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