Posted by John Fasoldt on 18:02:11 3/17/2009 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Carpenter ants in roof posted by David Cummings on 13:32:31 3/17/2009 from 18.104.22.168:
The leaking is the clue... That HAS to be fixed. Any chemical application(s) will only be temporary.
My advice would be to obtain the services of a GOOD roofer and get those leaks FIXED. The longer this goes, the worse it will get.
Skylights are notorious for leakage, usually because they have been installed incorrectly or they do not have the proper flashings - which, I guess, is part of being installed improperly.
I would wait until fair weather, then dismantle the offending skylight(s) down to the point where you can determine and repair the problem, then rebuild everything the RIGHT way. This will NOT be cheap, and you will need a GOOD roofer, but when you're done, it will correct the problem. All without the need of an exterminator.
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