The Redi National Difference
Redi National eliminates all ants, and we guarantee it. With the implementation of our unique ant control program, you can rest assured that no ant will ever bother you again. Our goal is to exterminate the ants in your home, plus keep the ants on the outside from moving in.
Redi National provides effective ant control solutions. We make every effort to eliminate pest while keeping your family safe. With over 100,000 satisfied residential clients since 1981 we have become Washington’s number one choice for pest control solutions. No matter how difficult the infestation is you can rest assured that our trained and certified technicians will be able to find a solution to your ant problem.
Ant control in Seattle, WA can be difficult because of all the vegetation around us. There’s almost nowhere around a home that ants won’t enter and build a nest. Ants are attracted by moisture, pre-existing conditions, or food substances, and leave a pheromone trail enabling the rest of the ant colony to easily find the source. Most ant colonies are started by a single inseminated female or queen and can produce colonies within the range of 300-50,000 individuals. Because ants expand in such rapid numbers, it is very important to have an effective ant control program to stop the problem from getting out of control.
Common Ants Around Seattle & Washington State
- Carpenter Ants
- Western Thatching Ants
- Ponerine Ants
- Moisture Ants
- Velvety Tree Ants
- Pharaoh Ants
- Small Honey Ants
- Harvester Ants
- Thief Ants
- Odorous House Ants
- Pavement Ants
Odorous House Ant
Odorous House Ants, which vary from black to brown, are also known as sugar ants or coconut ants due to the sweet odor that the anal glands produce. Workers range from 2.5 to 3.5 mm long and see out sweets commonly found in kitchens, break rooms, and garage areas. The first thing to remember is not to spray for these ants. With colonies that could contain as many as 200 queens, they can easily divide their nest, making them even more difficult to eliminate.
Moisture Ants are yellow to a rather rusty dark brown. They like to find wet or damaged wood, then pack moist sawdust up against good wood, causing the sound wood to begin to rot. Infestations occur near leaky plumbing, wet or damaged wood in crawlspace, form boards, wood beams, window and door frames, and in soil.
They Want to Pulverize Your Home. Nature created carpenter ants for a specific reason: to aid in the breakdown of decaying wood. In other words, to pulverized rotten trees and stumps into sawdust. In turn, they’re provided with a hollow, comfortable home. Because this mutual relationship is so crucial to the balance of nature, carpenter ants instinctively build multiple satellite colonies to ensure survival if others are destroyed. Many times, at least one of the colonies will end up in your home. If they do enter your home you should call an ant control expert before they bring down your homes wood frames.
Turn Right at the First Whiff. Being practically blind, a carpenter ant’s whole life depends on its sense of smell. Just like bees, queen ants lay eggs while their workers forage for food, water and prospective colony locations as much as 300 feet away in all directions. Each foraging ant leaves behind an odor trail similar to perfume, called pheromone. It’s like a road map for the other ants in the colony to follow. More commonly known as an “ant trail”, a pheromone trail is tough enough to withstand the elements, including snow and rain.
Jaws… And You Thought the Movie Was Scary. Carpenter ants use their powerful jaws to bore smooth tunnels in wood where they lay their eggs. Wet wood, dry wood, old wood, new wood — it doesn’t matter to them. It’s not unusual to find carpenter ants setting up shop in a home before the real carpenters have finished the job.
Because carpenter ants are used to living in the cold dampness of a tree stump, nothing could look more luxurious than your warm home. To them, it’s a giant stump heated year round. They’ll take up residence in walls, floors, roofs, or any wood environment that looks cozy to them.
Sometimes the only evidence you’ll see is a single ant in your home or yard. But for every single any you see, a thousand more can be lurking behind the scenes, causing severe damage to the structure of your building. Unfortunately, the presence of carpenter ants is usually detected only after their colonies are well established.
The Redi Solution
The only reliable solution to a carpenter ant problem is to launch an all-out attack. Your call to Redi National means you’ve brought in the best-trained, best-equipped Ant Control Team.
Redi National believes that just eliminating the ant colony in your home is only half the job. Satellite colonies still exist, with pheromone trails leading right back into your house. Redi National ant control programs are designed to prevent these re-infestations. Plus, we recommend any changes you can make to discourage the ants from coming back.
We’re ready to take on and eliminate your ant problem. To ensure your safety and guarantee protection, we use only EPA approved materials, which have an effective thirty-day life span.
Were Redi for the Long Haul. Since an ant’s pheromones can withstand severe weather and even ant control treatment, our programs are designed to ensure against re-infestation. Our 100% pest-free guarantee means your problem is solved for good.
We Proudly Serve The State Of Washington Including:
Seattle | Bellevue | Everett | Tacoma | Bellingham | Kent | Federal Way | Renton | Redmond
Our Seasonal Pest Treatment Schedule
Every spring a variety of pest types start breeding. Our exterminators will make sure you don’t have an infestation in the works.
Top Pest Threats:
Ants, spiders and cockroaches
The heat means pest activity is high. Our exterminators will protect your home to make sure the pest stay out.
Top Pest Threats:
Ants, stinging pests and house crickets
With the drop in temperature pest seek warmth. Our pest technicians will make sure your home is protected from pest infestations.
Top Pest Threats:
Spiders, mice and rats
Pest need warmth and moisture to survive the cold winter months. We will make sure your home stays protected during the winter.
Top Pest Threats:
Mice, spiders and Earwigs