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JNAPS 05-10-2012 01:14 AM

Carpenter Ants
 
Hi, I just found Carpenter ants going up my oak tree in the front yard. I followed them across the yard away from the house and into some bushes. Not sure where they're going from there just yet. I'm gonna follow more tomorrow.. My question is, I put out some advance carpenter ant bait, but they're not going for it. I've used this before and they've gone after it, but not this time. Any ideas why? Do they only look for food at certain times?

joecaption 05-14-2012 08:55 PM

Not sure what your point is. If there not eating the home then there not doing any harm.

JNAPS 05-15-2012 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 921464)
Not sure what your point is. If there not eating the home then there not doing any harm.

They're getting to close to the house and I don't want to end up infested again. And no, I don't have any leaks or moisture in the house. I had a huge nest in a wall in the living room once and I want to make sure it doesn't happen again anywhere in the house. Thanks!!

jamjr74 05-25-2012 02:16 PM

I have read that carpenter ants will be attracted to proteins and sugars but usually not at the same time. I believe the granular bait is a protein and they may be looking for a sugar base instead. The gel baits like DuPont advion work well and are sugar based.

JNAPS 05-26-2012 03:30 AM

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Originally Posted by jamjr74 (Post 928574)
I have read that carpenter ants will be attracted to proteins and sugars but usually not at the same time. I believe the granular bait is a protein and they may be looking for a sugar base instead. The gel baits like DuPont advion work well and are sugar based.

Thanks for the info. I've tried both and they don't go for either. :(

PAbugman 05-26-2012 11:02 AM

We have no luck with bait for carpenter ants. Occasionally they will go for gels/liquids voraciously but thatís not good enough. We like and are successful with a fipronil based product on the exterior and Phantom inside.

jamjr74 05-26-2012 11:19 AM

Try DuPont advion gel. Works great for me.


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