Posted by Dan on 19:29:01 7/28/2009 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: Re: Carpenter ants, long message posted by John Fasoldt on 7:35:25 7/26/2009 from 126.96.36.199:
I cold called pretty much every exterminator in the phone book and drilled them with questions until I found someone local who was very laid back, didn't try to convince me that my house was going to collapse on top of me in my sleep, had no interest in "service contracts".
After going over the chemicals Orkin had used, he told me that the dust they tried to use to eliminate the nest in the house was nothing more than Boric Acid.
He used some Delta Dust and put down Fipronil around the outside of the house -- very reasonable price, and guaranteed it for 8 months.
I've got my fingers crossed but already I see no evidence of new ants in the house, just the old dead ones I haven't cleaned up yet.
Thanks again for your suggestions and help on what to look for, John.
You're doing people a great service if you can save even one person from getting roped into a contract with one of the biggies, and I'm sure you have.
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