Posted by John on 11:06:38 6/17/2011 from 188.8.131.52:
Wow, you may be the first reputable exterminator I've run across. You've really set my mind at ease. Especially since we are freaking out over the other things we've heard such as "Oh, we'll if you see over 10 ants in a 2 week period you've got a swarm of thousands and thousands eating up your house...they are probably moving the size of a basketball worth of wood daily, the only option we have is to come out tonight or else we're booked for weeks."
So our issue is this: Over about 3 weeks we see about one ant every other day. We know we have had a moisture problem in the past as water was running inside our walls on 2 sides of the house when i rained hard. However, a few weeks ago we got a whol new roof, gutters, soffits and had our windows sealed up. So I think that the moisture problem is fixed as far as new moisture coming in. What concerns me is how much wood as probably exposed to moisture over the years before we bought the house and how much it will cost to replace most of the walls in this house.
So, will it evenually dry out enough inside the walls being that we eliminated the moisture problem so that the ants will not find the wood so "ant friendly" anymore?
Is a CA every other day a problem (we've never seen them before in our house and we've lived there for 4 years)?
The only exterminator in our area that seemed reputable suggested termidor inside along all baseboards and another product outside (can't recall the name but sounded like termidor).
My next questions is we have a 1 year old who plays all over the house and a dog that licks EVERYTHING and of course are VERY concerned about using an insecticide if we don't have to. We are told that ants can take back the termidor to their nests since it sticks to their feet but that it binds to the surfaces of the house so we don't have to worry about it sticking to our feet (or tongues) but I don't understand how this can be possible?
Would you bother treating the ants at this point and wait it out...and for how long.
Sorry this has been o wordy but we are a very worried family and have lots of questions. Thanks for your time, John.
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