Since 1980 we’ve been protecting homes & businesses just like yours, with bed bug treatment, termite treatment, and other pest control services. Because we’ll be visiting your home regularly for years to come, we want you to feel that your pest control professional is a part of your family — which means trust. For that reason, every member of the Viking Pest Control family goes through an extensive state and federal criminal background and driving record check.


It is never good to have hundreds of insects chewing away at the wood of your home but in the grand scheme of things, which is worse: termites or carpenter ants? If we were to judge purely on size, carpenter ants would be the clear winner. But it is best if we don’t jump to any rash conclusions. An issue as important as this demands close, and unbiased, consideration. So, let’s break it down.


If we look at the problem from a mathematical standpoint we can see that termites clearly outnumber carpenter ants in every possible way. A mature carpenter ant colony can contain around 3,000 adult ants, while a mature termite colony is likely to support 100,000 (on average between species). That is a big difference! Though carpenter ants are bigger, termites have a clear advantage with their numbers.


Okay. There are more termites than carpenter ants, but can those ants make up for it in appetite? There are several species of termite, and they don’t all consume wood at the same rate. But studies have shown that a subterranean termite colony of 300,000 workers can consume approximately 22 linear feet of a 2×4 in a year.

How about those carpenter ants? How much wood do they eat? Exactly zero. They don’t eat wood. They chew galleries into wood, but they don’t digest it as food.


After all is said and done, all that really matters is: How much property damage do these pests do? In the United States, every single year, termites cost property owners billions in hard-to-repair damages. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, only cost U.S. property owners somewhere in the hundreds of millions. Once again, the termite is the clear winner.

There you have it. If you were wondering which of these two insects is worse, now you know. If you suspect you have either of these two wood-destroying pests in your home, call a pest control company and have them completely removed. They are both able to weaken the structure of your home and cause studs to bend and warp. Carpenter ants just take a little bit more time to do it.Call Simmons and Crowe Pest Control and have those pests destroyed, before they have a chance to destroy your home.

Call Simmons and Crowe Pest Control and have those pests destroyed, before they have a chance to destroy your home.



At Simmons and Crowe Pest Control,
we take care to provide our customers with
high quality services personalized for their unique needs.
Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient.
We provide a variety of services including…

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Barrier Pest Protection guarantees your satisfaction between your regular scheduled service calls.

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Removing wasps from your property is not something to be taken lightly. As with other flying insects, wasps are dangerous when provoked.

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Pest inspections are key in protecting your financial investment and your family’s health.

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We have what it takes to address your pest control problem in a manner that is not only safe for pets and kids, but effective as well.

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We guarantee to save
you money by solving your problem as opposed to maintaining it.

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Our oldest clients are families that have trusted us with their pest control and home services since 2012.

Further, we take the use of drugs and alcohol seriously and perform random testing on employees throughout the year. We don’t hire a single pest control expert for termite treatments, rodent control or other service who WE wouldn’t feel comfortable having over to our home to babysit our grandchildren for the afternoon, and you shouldn’t either.

Why roll the dice on anyone else when you can hire a pest control expert who has more than twice the hours of state-of-the-art training per year than the average pest professional, and who has been vetted by our family – someone we’ve personally selected and trust to care for both our home and business,
as well as yours.

  • Practicing environmentally responsible pest control
  • Employing only highly trained, credentialed employees
  • Providing detailed information to you about our services
  • Offering a clear, easy-to-understand warranty and termite service agreement
  • Maintaining an up-to-date insurance policy
  • Advertising truthfully and ethically
  • Checking employee references, driving history and criminal background
  • Maintaining a drug-free workplace

Unlike some pest management firms that only certify their field supervisor, all of our pest control technicians have passed the state certification program and are fully and intensively trained. Our chemical transportation and stewardship procedures are exacting and held to the highest standards of excellence.

Many pest control companies, in fact most companies, have not established those kinds of standards for their company or pest technician team. We believe that our pest control customers deserve these added benefits just one of the tangible, visible results of our mission for excellence for serving your pest control needs while protecting the environment.

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