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SheeB 07-19-2010 08:46 PM

Carpenter Ant Elimination
 
Well after studying online and looking at the ants in question, my best uneducated guess would be they are carpenter ants and I am trying to get rid of them.

They seem to mainly be found in the kitchen, and bathroom, or sometimes roaming around aimlessly as if they were lost. We keep the kitchen very clean, garbage is emptied often. Initially I saw 1-2 ants every night, then next week 2-3 every night so I became concerned.

I ordered some Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel and Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. Five days ago I sprinkled the Advance granular ant bait around the kitchen counter and put about half a dozen, dime sized drops of the gel on the kitchen counter as well. That night there was 3-4 ants and they did not really appear to be interested in either bait?! The next evening though there was 6-8 ants roaming around the kitchen counter though??

Is this stuff going to work, and if so how long should it be till I see no more ants?

Is it normal for the ants to not seem "interested" in the bait? I have not put anything else out as far as pesticides/insectides. I am in the process of stripping the old caulking around the house and re-sealing everything as a maintenace and prevention item.

Can anyone offer some answers to my questions and/or advise?

Thanks for reading my long-winded post. Please do ask if you have any questions or clarification of anything I have mentioned.

J

BugsBugMe 08-15-2010 06:50 PM

I recently wrote an article on my blog that will help you get rid of the carpenter ants.

http://bugsbugme.blogspot.com/2010/0...n-is-here.html

Hope this helps.


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