Posted by John Fasoldt on 6:18:35 5/25/2016 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Multiple Carpenter Ant Nests posted by Elli on 20:37:25 5/24/2016 from 188.8.131.52:
"Serious problem?" A tornado or a hurricane is a serious problem, certainly not ants...
First of all, NO REPELLANTS! You run the risk of trapping ants INSIDE. And stop the baiting - for now.
You do know that most of the ant activity you described are natural acts that you have discovered on your property - and exist, in some form or other, in virtually any habitat.
What I would suggest, should you be able to stand it, would be a two week wait and watch period, to assess what's happening after all your previous efforts. If that period also included a weather change, that would be even better.
Forget worrying about the ants, they are actually harmless, all that "harm" is in your head, don't fall for the scare tactics! We (well, me AND you) can always fix the ants!
Now, after your 'trial period,' should you STILL have your problem, then I would recommend an outside perimeter spray, using Termidor. It can be performed by you or a pro, just skip the biggies and you DON'T want a "contract." I consider it a once-per-season treatment at the least, and it often lasts longer than that. I would generally use a backpack sprayer and charge about 150-200 dollars for that.
If you do it yourself, it will take a sprayer and the chemical, which costs about $80 for the smallest amount sold. Make sure you READ AND FOLLOW THE LABEL!
Get back to me with any questions.
P.S. (I deleted your duplicate post. Do a CONTROL-R when you come back to the board, so you don't get a past copy of the board from your cache.)
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