I have a question for you guys, perhaps someone can help me.
For the last couple years in the kitchen of my house we have had a carpenter ant problem. It is mostly in the spring and I thought perhaps the silver maple tree held a hive ? I however cut out the dead and a hollow section and stoped seeing them on the tree. However we still have a problem. It is not constant. I have not seen one for weeks in the house. Then last night I turned on the light in the kitchen found perhaps 20 of them on the floor in an area about 3 foot square. Nothing had been spilled and my wife keeps a clean house. After killing them we did not see anymore last night or this morning.
I am guessing they are in a wall some place but I do not see them anywhere else in the house and have checked the flooring under the kitchen as we have a basement. We generally saw singles running here and there in the kitchen mostly up on the counters or on the cupboards durring the spring.
I have looked for rotting wood, etc but nothing everything seem solid and good.
Any thoughts would be appreciated I am tired of these guys.
Edited by On a Call (06/29/12 09:40 AM)
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