Did you know that the United States is home to over 700 different species of ants? While some are harmless, many can quickly become unwelcome guests in our homes and businesses.
Here at Kanga Pest Control, we understand the frustration and inconvenience that ant infestations can bring. As trusted pest control experts in Oregon, proudly serving the Portland area and beyond, we’re here to offer practical insights and effective solutions to tackle these persistent intruders.

Kanga’s Ant Control Services in Oregon​

Dealing with ant infestations in the Portland & Salem area? Look no further than Kanga Pest Control.
Here’s why choosing Kanga makes all the difference:
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Why Ants Are Pests

Despite their small size, ants can leave a significant impact. They’re not just looking for crumbs; they’re after food, water, and shelter, often forming colonies that can be tough to eliminate.
Because many ants are equal-opportunity invaders, they’ll infest any space with easily accessible amenities. Once a scout discovers a small crumb or improperly sealed food, most of the colony can overrun your home in no time. 
And if that weren’t enough, many ant species can contaminate food, cause property damage, and even pose health risks by carrying bacteria and pathogens into your living or working environment.
Here are a few things that attract ants in and around your home:
  • Clogged gutters
  • Outdoor eating areas
  • Leaky outdoor fixtures
  • Pet food or animal feed
  • Unsecured garbage cans
  • Plant matter, wood piles, or compost bins

Common Ant Species in Oregon

Throughout Oregon and within the Portland area, you may find several species of
ants inside or around your home. These include:

Odorous House Ants (Tapinoma sessile):

As their name suggests, these tiny brown ants emit a distinct, unpleasant odor when crushed. They are often found in kitchens and pantries foraging for sweets.

Carpenter Ants (Camponotus spp.):

Large and in charge, carpenter ants excavate wood to build their nests, threatening the structural integrity of homes and buildings. While carpenter ants typically prefer damp or decaying wood outdoors, they are common in water-damaged or moisture-prone areas.

Pavement Ants (Tetramorium caespitum):

Pavement ants often nest beneath sidewalks, driveways, and building foundations. They are opportunistic feeders, scavenging for various food sources, including crumbs and grease.
Velvety Tree Ants (Liometopum occidentale):
Recognized for their unique velvety texture, these ants typically nest in trees, contributing to the aeration of soil and serving as natural predators to harmful insects.
Oregon’s mild climate and abundant vegetation provide ideal conditions for many of these ant colonies to establish themselves. Rapid urban development and easy access to homes further contribute to the appeal, offering ample food, water, and shelter for these pests.

How Kanga Pest Control Can Help

Our team is here to help you reclaim your space from unwanted intruders. With our expertise and eco-friendly solutions, we’ll easily tackle ant colonies and prevent future infestations.
Through meticulous inspections, targeted treatments, and constant monitoring, we’ll craft a pest management plan just for you. Don’t let ants disrupt your peace of mind– contact Kanga Pest Control today and let us end your ant problems for good!
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