Posted by John Fasoldt on 6:52:16 8/31/2014 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Questions about carpenter ants posted by DavidY on 2:59:23 8/31/2014 from 184.108.40.206:
Dave, I doubt that "leaky faucets" would be the trigger for a CA invasion, not unless it was leaking behind a wall or something, where you can't detect it. But you should probably get them fixed anyway. A plumber friend of mine says those dribbling faucets are often a sign that people tend to turn off faucets too tight. He says that too right can make the rubber O rings squash out and leak quicker, to just turn them off until the water stops.
Your ants, if they are CAs, might just be a seasonal thing. Give it a few weeks and forget trying to bait or spray them. If they're seasonal, they'll end on their own.
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