Ants Invading Clients Bathroom Video

Bathroom Leak causes Carpenter Ant problem This video was filmed near Salem  by Nature First Pest Control to show the relationship between Carpenter ants and minor moisture leaks in a home. We have the knowledge and the skills to provide you the best natural pest...

Mating Flight Timing

Here in Oregon almost all of the ant species and the two termite species rely on an exact combination of atmospheric conditions to time their mating flights. In Beaverton, Tigard, and Tualatin these flights are earlier than in Hillsboro or the West Hills of Portland....

High Wire Act

Look up at your connecting wires to your house. If these wires touch a tree within 50 feet of your house, you may have a high wire act like this one. This is more of a super highway.     These are a species of Carpenter ant that prefers to live in your attic or roof....

Look to the Southwest in the North Wet

I was visiting with a client the other day here in Portland. He had a carpenter ant problem by his back door. The large ants were appearing regularly inside the house when the sun came out. I was puzzled by their presence in this location. There were none of the usual...

Bait and Spray, Not!

I am continually educating home owners about the futility of using of the commercially available ant bait stations, or ‘ant traps’ as they are called. I have yet to find a ‘trap’ for sale in stores that works here in the Pacific North Wet....

Carpenter Ants

What We do and What to Expect  A little background on Carpenter ants is in order. First, they do not eat wood. They hollow out sound wood and introduce moisture into the wood, if the moisture is not already there. The first condition we look for and ask about is...