Posted by John Fasoldt on 7:33:06 3/28/2014 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Ants posted by Mark on 20:30:33 3/27/2014 from 18.104.22.168:
Hmmmm. Well, first of all, itís never worth worrying about, no matter what it is. Ants (of many kinds) will inhabit many strange (and some not so strange) places in varying times. Pretty broad statement. But itís true.
Check the basement area you speak of with a STRONG flashlight and put your glasses on lol. You might see actual insects, so have the shop-vac at the ready, NOT insect killer. If you have insulation in that area, slowly dismantle the stuff and examine both the insulation and where it came from, for any signs of insects now or in the past. Vacuum up any dead or live insects you see and leave the insulation OFF - so you can check the results. Keep a log.
As far as chemicals are concerned, you might not even need it. Make sure it has ventilation and that you can easily see it. For a customer, I would leave a supply of glueboards, so both of us can monitor the situation.
An exterminator might be needed if things get out of control, make sure you have a good guy to call. Stay away from salesmen!
Without starting a book, I canít tell you how itís going to go, there are just so many factors. See how it goes and check back!
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