Posted by John Fasoldt on 5:22:09 8/24/2014 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Re: Sugar ants... posted by Sara on 17:18:01 8/23/2014 from 18.104.22.168:
"Baby CAs?" hahaha. CAs are polymorphic. Which means that they come in all sizes. Size will not indicate what stage they are in. The "lady" either doesn't know what she's talking about or she's woofin' you... My guess is the former.
Oftentimes, nowadays, exterminators throw the "green" word around to assuage the customer's feelings about pesticides, rather than try educate them to the dangers (or not) of insecticides in or outside their home. It's much easier to say they are using green or natural insecticides - whether it's true or not. I prefer to take the extra time to tell them what they need to know - which in many cases is difficult to do. People have become very wary of any insecticide. Personally, as you have iterated, the expense of using an exterminator, is what they should consider. I feel the best way to handle a CA situation is to use the BEST procedures to end the problem. If that requires more time, so be it. At least the customer will have the proper outlook on proposed treatments.
Your IP says you're in Boston. I would direct you to Economy Pest Control, in Hyde Park, if you are near them, give them a call and ask them if they will take on your problem. Tell them "John from United" sent you and tell them your problem.
Naturally, it's a bit difficult to diagnose a problem like this over the Internet, but you will get the straight scoop from them - assuming your present exterminator won't use Termidor. It's where I would start.
Let me know how it all works out.
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