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Posted by Joe on 10:56:08 9/1/2008 from 75.105.128.58:

What a wonderful and helpful site!

Late Saturday afternoon (the start of the Labor day holiday) we started getting a rain of winged carpenter ants from the peak of our 30 ft. high cathedral ceiling. They were falling at a rate of one or two per minute, that is about 100 per hour! Most of the ants looked as if they were dying, barely moving. We placed basins of water under the source to catch them. Those that missed were sucked up by a vacuum cleaner. We panicked. None of the large pest control people could come immediately and so we made an appointment for Tuesday. There was some talk about them coming every two months after the initial visit. It sounds as if you are saving me from a rip off. Since the roof is sharply sloped, I plan to call our roofers to check it out. (We had the roof replaced just two years ago.) Within 24 hours the number of falling ants have diminished to only several per hour. What’s going on?

Thanks again for your web site.



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