Posted by marc on 11:47:38 7/6/2009 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Re: Problem or no problem posted by John Fasoldt on 11:36:09 7/2/2009 from 18.104.22.168:
John, Not sure what you mean by holes that should be there. Do you mean holes need to be there for ants to get out?
The holes I am talking about are from screws into brick that were removed, i.e. former awning or shutter anchors, etc. I want to seal them up so the house is less like a swiss cheese
The occasional flyers I observe are going into these small holes. I suppose they go out as well, but when they fly against the side of the house they look for a hole to get into. This makes me think they are coming to a nest. I guess the question is, do flying ants forage like land ants, or, if you see them going into holes in your bricks, is it because there is a colony in the walls.
I was away for 2 days this weekend, and now I am seeing about 10 ants this morning alone, on kitchen counters (first time) and 1 or 2 higher up roaming around dish cupboard. It has rained like heck every day last 7...Only this I can think of forgot to wipe water melon drips.
Should I be worried they could get into food? Will they eat our food or are they attracted to specific kinds of things...
Although I understand the excessive rain makes them move around, I am getting a little worried here because I see them closer to the food source.
Does washing with vinegar get rid of their tracks? Will they get into food boxes and such usually, i.e. once they figure out there's food or sugar, you have to seal up all your food?
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