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How do you get rid of carpenter ants in the kitchen?

About two years ago we built an extension onto our home, which was to serve as a large kitchen. Since then, everytime we get warm weather, we get carpenter ants everywhere! Could it be because the kitchen is on the second floor and is supported by wood beams that are untreated? They are so bad and we don't know what to do. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked By: Fresca777 - 5/19/2008
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tell them you pay by the job, not by the hour . . . . no, wait, that's just carpenters in general... More
Answered By: The Corinthian - 5/19/2008
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get an exsterminator in there that would help alot keep them from coming back.it is the only way unless you want to go buy some raid and spray around the ouside of your home.your going to need alot of cans though.it does not cost much for an exsterminator and you will get rid of them for good.
Answered By: donna d - 5/19/2008
 
There used to be a product at Lowes home centers, called Terro. It came in a little bottle and a few drops would do it. Just read the instructions on the bottle. They take it back to their nest and it kills all of them. Good luck.
Answered By: Mr.bea - 5/19/2008
 
Every year I sprinkle ant killing granules around the outside edge of my house, then I spray Max Defense along the baseboards and around the windows in my house. I spray extra good in the kitchen since this is where I always see them. There are a few brands that make the granules. I get both at Lowe's or any home... More
Answered By: sali s - 5/19/2008
 
go to a store that sells insecticide for these type ants or call an exterminator and let him take care of his problem.
Answered By: Suma - 5/19/2008
 
I've been fighting with the ants as well and have turned to the inter-net for information. So far the information I have gathered is to not interfere with them until you first locate the nest. This is done by following the ants that are carrying food...it may take awhile. Once the nest is found I am going to sprinkle... More
Answered By: foleca - 5/19/2008
 
A Pest Control Professional licensed in your state who's ever dealt with Carpenter Ants successfully will know a very easy way to get rid of them, the first time, every time... More
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Answered By: Chris W - 5/20/2008
 
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