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  1. Pest Control
    I redid my living room ceiling last year and killed a huge carpenter ant colony that was attached to the corner of a rafter. Now I see them marching again up my outside chimney and I am pretty sure they are rebuilding at or near their old location. I attached some Combat bait and Terro liquid...
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    Hello everyone, Thank you for this wonderful resource and your expertise. I have read many of the posts on carpenter ants and it's helping put my mind at ease, but I still have some concerns. I apologize for the length, but I'm very frustrated. Background: 1st time homeowner, 1940's block...
  3. Pest Control
    I know I have some carpenter ant colonies in my walls since this warm weather brought out the winged ants from two places (jointed body so they aren't termites). They were coming out from under the baseboard so I am sure they are in the wall. I sprayed Ortho Home Defense inside of the house...
  4. Pest Control
    (first post woo!) Previously with warm weather I found a few of the queens out looking to form a new nest just outside of the window sill, where the ants had made a colony. Over the last ~4 weeks, I have been actively managing this colony found in window sill with boric acid. Up until today, I...
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    Hello, I'm having difficulty determining whether the termite damage I uncovered in my home is active or existing damage. The home is in NY and was built in 1965. The foundation was treated with Chlordane at some point during its history. When I purchased we saw some sign of activity and it...
  6. Pest Control
    Some sort of critter has eaten a hole in the roof of my back garage which I seldom use. I was in there today and there is a pile of sawdust or wood shavings on the floor of the garage directly under a hole which is about 4"in diameter. I have not seen any insects, but obviously they are...
  7. Pest Control
    I am in desperate need of advice. My husband is neither handy or helpful with this problem and I'm going batty with anxietiy over these nasty buggers. Our house is only 5 years old. We are bordered by woods on two sides. I am seeing winged ants IN the house now - I've read that means an...
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