carpenter ant solutions?
carpenter ants in the house , ways to get rid of them
- Common SenseLv 71 year ago
Carpenter ants are eating your house. They are. Typically, they will be present when wood is water damaged. I had that problem when the flashing on my chimney was allowing water into the structure between the exterior chimney and the plywood on the house. The carpenter ants were how we realized there was unseen water damage issues, as brought to our attention by way of the Carpenter Ant exterminator who came for the insect problem. .
- 1 year ago
Carpenter Ants are controlled through the application of insecticides and sprays in various forms. These forms include liquid concentrates, baits, dusts, and foams.
Non-Repellent Insecticides - Used as perimeter spray.
Baits - Used on Carpenter Ant trails.
Dusts - Used in voids and galleries
Foams - Used in voids and galleries
- Anonymous1 year ago
If it works like on construction jobs, the carpenters scatter when the painters show up and stink up the house. So you need painter beetles.
No, the REAL REASON YOU HAVE CARPENTER ANTS is that the wood is already rotten. Those ants are not capable of burrowing into the wood...unless it is already soft.
Raid should work. It kills bugs dead. But the wood is still rotten.
Carpenter ants are found in rotting logs, not in solid trees.
- TorukoLv 61 year ago
Vinegar out of a hand pump bottle
halts their traffic routes.
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- TexpersonLv 71 year ago
Carpenter ants are cousins to termites. They will do the same kind of damage. It would be best to get professional exterminators in to treat your property.
- yLv 71 year ago
I have found combat gel works wonders with them. Find the paths the ants travel, they will have regular routes both inside and outside the house. Put some of the gel directly in their path ways where it is easy for them to find. You'll see a slow increase of activity around the gel at first, after about three days you will see very few. Allow them to bring it back to the nest so it kills them all.
- WesleyLv 41 year ago
Fill a small box with Borax. Capture the ants you find, put them inside and shake the box until they are covered in Borax. Then release them. They will soon die. Other ants will find the dead ants, bring them back to the nest as food. The queen and other ants will eat the borax covered ants and they too will die.