Posted by Ben on 5:57:03 6/26/2010 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Re: carpenter ants. posted by John Fasoldt on 9:25:51 6/25/2010 from 18.104.22.168:
The situation arose slowly. First I found two Brown Reclusives in the house during the day. Because the house is almost empty (I bought it recently) I was able to spot them. I have pictures so there is no identification problems. It happened about three weeks ago.
I started looking for what they were feeding at.
At that time the carpenter ants start swarming in the second bathroom. The tiles at the window were improperly placed and it is possible that that was the source of the water in the past. There was also traces of wood dust in the next room (in one of the outlets).
When I checked outside I found a track of dozen of ants coming into the house (attic area). I also saw a possible Brown Reclusive entering into the attic in the same area. Then I put the cotton with water, sugar and Timbor. They were having a feast, coming by the dozens.
Two days later there were several Queens to be, several big workers and a lot of winged males dead in the bathroom and adjacent areas.
Because the bathroom is not in use I sprayed Timbor all around and did the same in the attic.
The only thing that are coming from the window area in the bathroom are males and an occasional worker. They are dead all around and the rate is about 10 to 20 of them a day.
There are no scouts inside the house and in the outside track I have seen big workers carrying out something like a pupa but not sure. In other words I have to go further to see where the real nest may be. Perhaps in the woods, accross the street.
Should I spray Termidor inside the walls next to the bathroom? They are accessible now but not later when I repair them.
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