Posted by John Fasoldt on 10:46:15 5/14/2016 from 18.104.22.168:
In reply to: Carpenter Ants - Can't Find Nest posted by Robin on 21:10:26 5/12/2016 from 22.214.171.124:
First of all, You might not ever even "FIND" a nest. There might not BE any - in your house, I mean. Or a nest that's even accessible to you...
But that's not the end of it, you don't need to find a nest, you just need to get rid of the problem, that's your thrust.
I doubt the insulation would be discovering a problem, they probably wouldn't recognize it. If they indeed saw a disturbed nest, they would surely tell you, they certainly wouldn't deal with it themselves, the ants would be all over the place!
No worry about the trees until they hit the house, then cut them back.
For your ants, not carpenter ants, baits often work well. Try Terro or Advion baits, I have found they work well. Get both, use the other if one doesn't seem to work well.
YES, for even more after you place bait! That means it's working... Leave the bait a day or so after they lose interest and you see few around, then pick it up, you can use (containerized) baits again!
Don't be afraid of chemicals, they have been your best friend, actually. Used wisely, they will help you, not hurt you. Don't be part of that anti-vax crowd.
But from the way it sounds, you don't need "chemicals" anyway. Maybe just the baits, give them time to work!
Then take two aspirins and go to bed and don't worry about it!
P.S. Sorry for the delay, but I've been MOVING. You know, moving vans and all? Here's a hint: Don't ever move!
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