Posted by Melissa on 15:55:27 4/21/2009 from 184.108.40.206:
First of all very useful site! My husband and I have noticed a few carpenter ants in our youngest son's room, over the last two weeks. There do not seem to be a lot just one or two crawling on the wall from time to time. One night, I sat and watched and noticed they were sneaking out from a gap in between the wall and the bottom wall trim. This made me nervous, so I did some research and bought a few ant baits and placed them inside the window, between the storm and main window. In the four days since doing that, I have found less than five total crawling on the wall inside. I have noticed them in where the bait is. Did I do the right thing?
More important, there is a tree right outside the window of that bedroom. While cutting back some limbs, my husband noticed, MANY, MANY holes in the tree, which we are thinking is from the carpenter ants. The thing that shocked me the most was the sound coming from that tree. It sounds like a bee-hive. My question is, should the tree come down and how do we do it so that the ants do not cause more of a problem? My husband is planning to cut it down tomorrow.
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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