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Old 05-20-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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I know there are a few topics on this asking how to find the nest, but that is not my question.

How do I know if I found the nest? I found a ton of them with eggs and killed them all. I am assuming that I found the nest since I saw eggs. Should I be worried about a possible other nest in the area, or do they typically all usually work out of one?

Also, do the ants stay away from treated wood? I removed all of the moist corroded wood and replaced it with treated wood. I am hoping that this helps keep them away.

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There can be more then one nest

Carpenter ants do not eat the wood, they merely carve it up for a home
They tend to stay away from PT wood
Make sure you correct whatever was causing the wood to be moist

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Thanks.

Correcting what was making the wood moist was the first order of business. I'd really like to meet the previous homeowner that pulled the debacle that caused it. I guess I'll be tearing down more insulation tonight to see if they've gotten anywhere else.
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