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Re: Carpenter Ants in Basement


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Posted by John Fasoldt on 6:10:36 6/20/2015 from 108.24.127.31:

In reply to: Carpenter Ants in Basement posted by Carl P on 0:28:15 6/20/2015 from 173.66.18.200:

Is the basement finished or unfinished. Oftentimes, insulation packed into ceilings and box headers can cause a problem, CAs will nest under that stuff. You should remove it with that much humidity.

Termidor is a good choice. Mix it at the lowest strength (.06%) you do not want to kill them fast, you want it to be slow, so that they get a chance to mix with other members of the colony. Some of my guys mix it even lower, they have found that it kills better. Technically, that's "off-label," but if it works better in the long run, and you're using LESS chems, I don't see anything wrong with it.

Borax and honey works better, but if you're going to use Termidor, I don't think it's necessary... Besides, CAs are picky eaters and sometimes baits don't work. And borax IS toxic, skip it when you use Termidor. Just one more thing to keep track of.

---John



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