Posted by John Fasoldt on 7:21:33 6/30/2009 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Carpenter Ants posted by Mike on 5:10:30 6/30/2009 from 188.8.131.52:
Just about every call we get (nowadays) is for ants, so you are not alone. The amount you're seeing could just be occasional invaders - that's really not a whole lot. And the fact that you're seeing them "all over" means that they're coming in "all over." And yes, the mulch could have something to do with it - or not!
I would wait a little bit, a couple of weeks anyway, to see what happens. And no, they won't destroy your house, that's just silly.
If it keeps up, or gets worse, the cure is an inside/outside treatment with Phantom/Termidor. Works wonders and generally lasts the entire season. Your exterminator should have proposed this treatment - for not much more than you paid.
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