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Re: ants

Thanks Tony, and others who chimed in.
I don't have the carpenter ants IN the house.  They were in my garage door
molding.  I had them evicted and the pest control company said I should
spray every month around the garage door to keep them from re-entering.
I've read the CES bulletins, but they always seem to name several items
without brand names, so I was hoping for an easy answer.  The Ortho-Chlor
should be easy enough to find.  Thanks!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Veca" <romans8@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ants

> on 8/2/03 12:20 PM, Kitty wrote:
> using for your carpenter ants?
> I asked around first before I bought. Ortho - Chlor is used for spraying.
> Directions are in a pamphlet on the container. This is for outside use. I
> also got a dust, Spectracide that was recommended,  which I used for
> use. I took all the electrical plates off, covered the area with plastic
> sheeting, wore gloves & a dust mask & squeezed into any openings between
> box / dry wall. They can come up in small openings. You cut the tip off to
> what ever size opening you need. If it's to small, it's a pain to squeeze
> any out. So start small until you get the right opening and  good flow.
> what I had left over, I dusted through the vents in the crawl space. ( I
> have no basement). You can get info on the internet. Try google, key word
> carpenter ants. Hope this helps!!!!
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