Carpenter Ants

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Old 06-13-05, 08:45 AM
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Carpenter Ants

This summer, I have seen a couple of carpenter ants (including a winged one) inside the house. I called several exterminators to get a price regarding spraying. The last one I called told me that if I see only one ant occasionally and in different rooms of the house, I don't have a problem. He told me if I had a problem, I would have a ton of ants in one spot (i.e., in a closet, under the sink). He said he would be happy to come out and spray but he doesn't think I need it. He said stray ants in humid weather isn't odd. Does anyone disagree with this?
 
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Old 06-13-05, 08:17 PM
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Research tends to indicate that carpenter ants follow distinct trails from the colony to satellite nests. Now, this does not necessarily mean that an ant or two did not accidentally wander into your home. The concern is that they leave scent trails for others to follow.

Learn more about carpenter ants at:


http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entom...ruct/ef603.htm
 
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