Posted by John Fasoldt on 4:46:35 2/17/2015 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Carpenter Ants newly found when its sub-zero out posted by SL in Central CT on 17:01:30 2/16/2015 from 188.8.131.52:
It sounds as though you might have a problem here... If you can remove the baseboard, do so. Have a shop-vac at the ready to vacuum up any ants you find. DO NOT use any insecticides as yet.
If you experience a LOT of ants, it might be best to go under that floor, cut open the drywall (it's easy to fix) and remove the insulation and see what's going on. Again, have the shop-van ready again. No insecticides, you do not need to scatter them to other areas, you'll see ants for WEEKS! When cutting open the drywall, make sure you do it so it can be repaired easily. If you don't know how to do this, ask a good carpenter.
Make sure all leaks are fixed before you seal up everything. You should leave everything OPEN until you are sure. That could take awhile, certainly long enough to determine if there's a leak and where it's coming from.
Get back with questions or problems.
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