Odorous house ants are often called “sugar ants” and be identified by a pungent odor when squished. There can be as little as a few hundred to hundreds of thousands to MILLIONS in one colony! (Referenced by Grzesiek Buczkowski Purdue University, 2/28/15. Carpenter ants are a wood destroying organism. They are identified by size and body parts and are the largest. Colonies can range from 25 hundred to100 thousand! (Source: Mallis Handbook 9th Edition).
Rats and Mice
Rats and mice are located throughout the Northwest. They are referred to as commensal, meaning to share the table. In other words, they live where we live! The Northwest has three common species. They are the typical house mouse, the Norway rat and the roof rat. Rodent infestations are usually discovered through damaged foods and fecal droppings found in structures. The first step in elimination of rodents is a complete inspection to identify their entry points. The elimination of entry points helps to reduce future infestations. After eliminating the entry points a two-step trapping and baiting protocol is implemented until infestation is eliminated.
Wasps and yellow jackets
Paper wasps are normally found in elevated areas and make “paper” nests. Hornets are the largest and make large nests in elevated areas as well. Yellow jackets are the most aggressive of all three. These are usually found by accident when they “attack” a passerby. They are usually found in the ground and are discovered after they “attack” the unsuspecting. Elimination the stinging insects consist of finding and removing the nests. Residual applications help prevent future infestations.
A&R Pest Solutions is not a licensed wildlife trapping company. There are times when an animal finds its way into a structure through access points. We inspect your structure to determine how the animal got in and remove it. Once the animal has left the structure we seal access points to prevent animals from re-entering again.
One of the most common places pests infest is crawlspaces. Rodents, opossums, squirrels, raccoons and even cats can create a mess in a crawlspace. They pull insulation from sub-flooring, tear apart your plastic covering, damage heating ducts, make nests and leave feces and urine throughout the crawlspace. A&R provides services to correct these conditions along with repair recommendations to prevent future damage.