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Old 08-28-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Carpenter Ants & Trees


I've got a large tree on my property with a carpenter ant infestation. I am concerned about the tree eventually falling on my neighbors house, since thats the side the infestation is on.
Is there anything I can do to save the tree and prevent carpenter ants from getting in to the whole they have already burrowed again, without harming the tree itself?


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Old 08-30-2008, 10:51 PM   #2
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Carpenter Ants & Trees

If ants are actually attacking the tree the tree was damaged to begin with

If these are Red carpenter ants they are living in a void in the tree
Either in a crotch, an air pocket in the roots or a void caused by rot

Just treat the nest with an aerosol pyrethrin 565 and 3.6.10 are my favorites)
and be done with them

if there is a hole or void caused by rot that is not threatening the tree like citrus trees get
The old treat was to fill the hole with concrete I have been seeing growers using canned foam lately


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