Ant Control

Sunrise has a treatment plan for every type of ant infestation. Please call us with any ant control questions. Your Technician will be happy to help identify your ant, tell you our next available appointment time, and how much treatment will cost.

The 3 most common types of ants in the Pacific Northwest are Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, and Moisture Ants. There are many other types of ants, and some may even be misidentified as termites.


Top 3 Most Common Ants in the Pacific Northwest

Carpenter Ants are dark in color, and can be as large as 5/8ths of an inch.

Some Carpenter Ants may have wings, and are commonly misidentified as termites.

Carpenter Ants are a problem because they destroy wood, and can cause serious structural damage to your home. Carpenter Ants are classified as a Wood Destroying Organism, requiring a special license from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Carpenter Ant Treatment

Odorous House Ants (also called Sugar Ants) are about 1/8th of an inch long and are black in color.

Some people say Odorous House Ants smell like sweet coconut when squished.

Be careful, Odorous House Ants can detect and avoid over-the-counter pesticides, even causing Odorous House Ants to split their nest, making treatment much more difficult.

Odorous House Ant Treatment

Moisture Ants are very small and dark in color. Moisture Ants like wet wood, and they feed on the fungus that grows with wood rot.

We always tell customers that if you have Moisture Ants, then you also have a moisture problem. We can treat for the ants, but ants will keep coming back until the moisture problem is repaired.

Moisture Ant Treatment