Posted by Marcia on 13:11:07 4/7/2015 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: so monitoring closely posted by John Fasoldt on 18:12:18 4/6/2015 from 184.108.40.206:
I'm in Fairfax, Ca.
We just had some much needed rain.
The "dust" ant bodies have lessened in their coming out.
Haven't been able to get my friend over yet to look up high.
the house is VERY old and the wood up there around the windows is 100 years old... Older than me!
The carpenters are quiet for a few days its a bit more chilly. But maybe not, I haven't looked TOO closely.
So on this part of your reply ---- more below your quote...
"Assuming you see ants come out in force, (sometimes they do, sometimes they don't) or see where they have nested, the next thing is to FIX the problem. Might be as simple as removing the window and having it re-flashed with better and/or bigger flashing. If you require flashing, specify copper flashing. Could be a replacement window - make sure it's a GOOD one."
The roof is not super old, pretty sure about that, as in less than 15 years? I have to check...But what you are saying there is that there is moisture in the wood? doesn't seem to be carpenters over there, smaller, the few I saw anyway...but/and... is this a case where I could leave the wood and bait the ants?
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