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Carpenter Ants in son's room and basement below his room


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Posted by Chris on 10:38:03 7/20/2009 from 137.99.8.217:

Hi John, great site. Thank you for all the info. My problem: Small pile of hamster food left on the floor in my son's bedroom. Starting noticing 1-2 CA's a day watched them travel back to his closet and noticed them coming in from under the door jam on the side exterior wall...cleaned the hamster food, vaccumed up CA's and waited. Next day got about 4-5 same area, coming in from under door jam in closet. Went outside, saw 10-15 on exterior wall near son's room, sprayed them, but noticed them crawling up under where the siding meets the house. Picked up some Ortho Home Defense and treated the areas under the siding and on the concrete foundation. I treated inside the closet in the house, and in the basement under his area of the house. That night, saw about 6 more ants...young son was terrified, so i went out that night and sprayed under the siding again...next morning found 1 dead ant in his bedroom, but about 15 dead in the basement under his bedroom. I saw 1 dead ant and 2 lives one in the last 12 hours in his room, one barely moving ant in basement. I cannot see where any moisture problems have occured, but I sealed up under the siding and siding trim with Great Stuff foam. We have had some driving rain, and days straight of rain lately. Do you think I have done enough? Should I be consider if I continue to see CA's? Thanks again for your insight and honesty!

Chris



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