Out of the Blue

We were noticing a few ants finding their way into the kitchen, so we called the exterminator to take a look. When I explained that we occasionally saw as many as a dozen at a time, it seemed like he was trying not to laugh. Apparently we are not infested, nor are we in danger of having our house destroyed by carpenter ants (our house is brick to boot). He did a little spraying outside just to make the trip worthwhile, but he told us we were just seeing little probes from what he called "picnic ants," and he made it clear that if we had a real ant problem, we'd know it.

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Just put a few of the quick killing poison traps out if you see a few ants. They'll all die, and since they're the foragers, the rest of the hive knows that your house is bad voodoo, and won't be back.

If you've got a LOT of ants walking about, in a neat little line, place a few of the slow acting poison traps. The ants will take the poison back to the nest and kill the queen and all the others as well.

Problem is usually solved in a day or two.

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