July 10th 2010 06:48 pm

How do you get rid of carpenter ants without chemicals , also, are they ever small and black?

I have both small and large ants coming into my kitchen from under the crown molding. HELP

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  1. Kes on 10 Jul 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    If you have carpenter ants you may have a serious problem and need to fix it now. Carpenter ants often invade wood that is damp then make their own moisture to keep going. I had to replace an entire roof over our entry way (about 30ft x 4ft) because I did not know they were at work and they ate through 2 x 4’s and 2 x 8’s like a giant restaurant.

    I would recommend that you consider controlled use of chemicals if necessary (or hire an exterminator). A hardware store (Ace) recommended use of "roach prufe" which is a borax powder that the ants (large and small) will take back into their nests. They often have several nests. It has always worked fast for me (on termites too). The container says it is ortho boric acid and must be kept away from children. Perhaps you can cover the powder and safeguard the container. Although it rids roaches the container says it kills ants and silverfish too. one application 100% coontrol. Their website is http://www.copperbrite.com. Good luck.

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