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Posted by Anastasiya Podunovich on 20:04:38 6/30/2011 from 158.145.224.34:

This last weekend we decided to replace our carpet with laminate floor in the master bedroom. When we started ripping up the carpet a number of ants 10-15 emerged from underneath the wall trim. Pretty much all of them were coming from the corner that is the outside of the house. There was also a distinct crunching sound coming from inside the wall. Inspection of the house on the outside showed a trail of ants leading to that corner of the house with the ants entering underneath the outside wall. I panicked, removed the wall trim in my room and sprayed underneath the drywall along the perimeter of the room. Lots of ants started coming out from underneath the drywall (30 +). Outside ants were escaping/falling out of where they were entering the house. I have sprayed some more underneath the drywall and along the foundation outside. Since then I've been vacuming up dead ants in the bedroom and have not seen a trail on the outside. I still see a few alive ants in the house 2-4 a day. Do I need to remove the drywall in that corner of my bedroom, is there a nest I need to remove. I can not see any source of moisture in that wall, but maybe there is a leak I am not aware of. Its pretty dry in Alaska, we don't have a yard yet, its mostly a gravel pit with woods around it. This is a two story house that was built in 2008. The bedroom is on the second floor. What should I do on the outside, should I plug up their entrance? I will be very grateful if you would point me in the right direction.



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