Posted by John Fasoldt on 3:51:29 6/15/2015 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Carpenter ants in the can posted by Jules on 20:53:00 6/14/2015 from 184.108.40.206:
I think you might have a problem... But the "infestation" is not the problem, it's just a symptom. You have a leak somewhere. You are right in not caulking, the ants will always find another way out. And you can kill ALL the ants and still have a problem, so your thrust is to find the leak.
Start with the cheapest thing first. Check the toilet and the toilet wax seal, then the pipes and any valves, make sure they are not leaking. Bathtub is next, is water over-running the tub, a leak in the plumbing?
FORGET the ants, you have to find the water problem. And ALWAYS have the shop-vac at the ready! Once you solve the water problem, the ants will not be attracted to the area!
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