Posted by Amanda on 7:08:42 5/23/2009 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Re: Sounds coming from window and sawdust posted by John Fasoldt on 5:01:04 5/12/2009 from 188.8.131.52:
Wanted to update you on our ant situation.
After a few more nights of those crinkling sounds(which seemed to be getting louder), I couldn't take it any longer.
Looking back on my husband's original post, he didn't say the bedroom window was in OUR bedroom.
It was getting increasingly difficult to go to bed with visions of ants crawling over my head.
I was about to call you for a recommendation of someone in our area, but noticed you had listed Jim O'Brien (Pest Quest) in Staten Island.
I went to his website, and he does come to Nassau County in LI, where we are.
We told him we had gotten his name from you.
He came last week.He was most professional and courteous-an all around good guy.
He had a moisture meter, which did detect a small amount of moisture in the wall under the window.
He used Delta dust in a bulb aplicator. When he applied it in one area, it actually puffed outside.
His very able assistant Vincent vacuumed up hundreds of ants. There were many winged ones,which Vincent got before they even thought of becoming airborne.
We have a very large old maple tree close to the back of the house. We always see carpenter ants, but this is the first time any, other than a few strays, have entered the house.
Jim put Termidor around the house and Phantom in the bedroom.
I didn't want too much chemical inside the house, so we left it at that.
He charged me a very reasonable amount, with a year guarantee.
For a few days afterward we found about 4-5 half-dead ants
around the house(which Jim had said we probably would).
Have neither seen or heard anything since.
We have someone coming this week to find and correct what ever outside problem and moisture around the window caused the ants to enter.
Thank you so much again for your invaluable help.
You should be at the top of the Good Guy list as a GREAT Guy!
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