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Re: Carpenter Ants


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Posted by John Fasoldt on 6:08:01 5/28/2015 from 108.24.127.31:

In reply to: Carpenter Ants posted by John Paullin on 4:16:51 5/28/2015 from 24.1.241.247:

Good detective work! It's what you need, rather than go crazy with the Raid or whatever.

After you take apart the trim, or whatever, and suck up all the ants, look to see if there's a problem outside, that is a leaky window or something. Leave the trim off for a few days, make sure everything is ok.

You reminded me of my exact same problem. I noticed ants (not CAs) coming down from the inside trim of a window AC unit installed through the wall in our front room. Didn't tell the wife about it, she would have gone nuts and demanded instant action (basically, I'm lazy!). But she left this morning for Boston, for a quick visit with my daughter. Just the time to do it (maybe Saturday?) without the craziness.

Except I'll probably take the easy way out, Termidor around the outside trim, taking off the trim is the hard way, and I always have a little Termidor around! This has happened before, this is an old building, about 150 years old, so it happens all the time, somewhere. First time in that trim.

To answer your NEXT question, yes, you CAN use Termidor, you can get it online. However, the smallest bottle costs about 80 bucks or so, and it's much more than you need. I would try the vacuum trick first, it's cheap. If you have this problem ofen, or it continues, you can spend the 80 bucks. Follow the directions and don't over-mix.

Get back with any questions.

---John



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