Posted by John Fasoldt on 8:16:24 11/22/2017 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: Re: Exterminator sprayed, seeing more ants. posted by Tina on 7:43:46 11/22/2017 from 126.96.36.199:
First of all, don't do anything... Not right now, give it (at least) two weeks. At that point you'll know that it all worked or it didn't work.
Until then, clean up what you can, and no more insecticides. If you're going to do something forward from that, I'll advise baits. Those need to be put as close to the ants as you can, and they work very well and they aren't expensive. You can get them (usually) locally, you can even get some kinds on Amazon!
So keep an eye on where you see the ants because that's where you'll bait. If you even need to! With all that in there you might have done something.
That was good the owner came, that's the way I would work it too, and insist I return what you paid. That's the only way to do it.
As far as his "bowing out" of the whole situation, I try to never do that, although some people are too demanding and seemingly, nothing makes them happy. There are people like this, and while you are obviously not one of them, it's strange he would want to back out of the entire situation. Good exterminators like to be a hero, so whenever they score a win, they're happy.
You have to remember, this industry is an expertise, it isn't all just "chemicals," it's the man behind the chemicals. What he says is largely true, it's just that he seems to have signaled that he doesn't want to deal with the problem.
That's ok, you can most likely DIY anyway, just don't do it with DE and don't go overboard. Get back if it doesn't stop, we'll go from there.
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