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jamjr74 05-28-2012 07:31 PM

Carpenter ant issue
 
I have battled carpenter ants for years and have had professionals treat for them but they still return every spring and summer. I noticed numerous ants going up the side of my house and started treating them with advion gel. Today on the back of my house I saw another row of ants going up my house. There is also an approximately 6" x 4" carpenter ant nest below an overhang on the outside of my house. I placed advion there as well and have some Termidor on order. This nest scares me! Is it time to call a professional?

PAbugman 05-29-2012 07:49 AM

Any fipronil based product (such as Termidor) will work well on ants. Treat the nest and spray a perimeter where the soil meets the foundation wall. Spray nearby tree trunks as well.

Trucon01 05-29-2012 09:15 AM

You can also line the perimeter of your house with white gravel, if that is a landscaping option. Ants like moist places (which I found out on this site) and the rocks are usually dry.

I also used some Ortho Home Defense and havn't seen any since!!


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