Posted by Tracey on 3:00:35 6/27/2013 from 188.8.131.52:
Hi, I read your website and was much relieved as I had read the horror stories online. I had seen a few large winged carpenter ants in my bathroom, so I didn't worry too much. We usually get quite a few ants in spring, I put out liquid bait and they disappear eventually. Those were not carpenter ants though. Shortly afterwards, there is a small hole in my son's ceiling where the roof was leaking before it was repaired. A big storm was starting outside and all these massive ants started falling through the hole onto his bed. They were so large at first he thought they were hornets. It was a horrible sight to behold! Anwyay, I blocked the hole and tried not to panic per your suggestion. I wanted to buy ant bait that you recommended but in Canada we are not able to purchase it without a license. So I hired an exterminator. He sprayed the entire house and put dust up into the hole in the ceiling. He guarantees his work for one year.
So, after a long story, it is three weeks later and yesterday I saw three carpenter ants, one winged. One of them died on its own. I am worried that they are still nesting in the ceiling or perhaps behind the bathroom walls..my son takes 45 minute showers! Or is this a normal life cycle. The exterminator says I must have had a problem for a long time in order to have such an established winged colony. Is this true? If the roof is fixed would they still nest in previously damaged wood?
Thanks for your website and thanks for any advice or information you can give me.
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