Ants are a frequently encountered pest throughout the U.S., and they can become a major problem not only because they are persistent, but also because they are prolific. That’s why your first line of defense is taking preventative measures. Add a few of these tasks to your spring cleaning checklist, and you can lower your risk of facing down ants or other pests this spring.

Preventative Pest Control Tips

  • Store food in tightly sealed plastic containers
  • Clean up spills as they happen
  • Fix leaking pipes
  • Seal holes and cracks in your home’s exterior

Preventative pest control is not a guarantee, however, especially when it comes to a pest as determined as ants. If you do spot signs of an ant infestation, keep in mind that it’s not enough to treat the pests you see — you have to address the entire colony. That’s why it’s key to consult a professional pest control company like PestLock at the first sign of trouble.

Why Choose Professional Pest Control

When you notice the first signs of an ant infestation, it’s understandable to panic and try to find a fast solution you can apply yourself. However, many DIY solutions prove to be ineffective, especially with a pest like ants where you may be dealing with several different species. Odorous house ants, moisture ants, and carpenter ants are among the most common species found in the Pacific Northwest, and each requires a different approach.

When you choose a professional team like PestLock, you will receive:

  • A thorough home inspection
  • Professional identification of your pest
  • Ant control solutions customized to your situation
  • Safe and effective treatments
  • Implemented preventative measures

Put down the store-bought spray or bait and invest in ant control that works! Contact PestLock today to schedule your free home inspection. We offer both residential and commercial pest control services to address any ant infestations you find in your Happy Valley home, business, or both. We can also help you with other common Pacific Northwest pests, including rodents, cockroaches, and stinging insects. Keep your property pest-free — call today to get started!