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Re: Awesome/Worrisome

I would be on the phone with Terminex. You can't see the damage that
carpenter ants do until it's too late. I hope you get rid of that tree
infested with them too.

Denise Nakon

Betsy Mahtani wrote:

> Mentioned a few days ago the awesome female Pileated woodpecker eating
> from my main feeder a few feet from the window as I watched.  Since
> then, she's been working on our front porch and is now chopping large
> "splinters" from the edges of the posts.
> We've had a carpenter ant colony in one of the very old oak trees--know
> that is what drew them to begin with.  Last year, carpenter ants began
> coming in the house in large numbers, and we finally resorted recently
> to ant baits in the kitchen, with a great deal of worry about the
> Pileateds (ants supposed to take the baits back to the colony).  Now
> that they have been working so closely around and on the house, have
> disposed of the ant baits for fear of harming the woodpeckers (see both
> flying but haven't seen the male at the feeder or working on the
> porch).
> Does anyone out there have ideas/knowledge what's going on, and what, if
> anything we should do?
> Thanks much,  Betsy
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