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Re: Pileated Woodpeckers

AtI've had first-hand experience with carpenter ants in the carriage house of 
my old 1845 home and I can tell you for certain that they are black, not
and are quite large (the workers).  The do have a sweet tooth and I used a
home-made mix of say a teaspoon of borax to two cups granulated sugar or
Karo syrup finely mixed and they seemed to feed on it steadily and die.  I
used Taro and they were certainly reduced significantly, indicating that a 
long term project might be effective.  I haven't torn into the area above the
roof, where I first spotted them, to check if they are eliminated, so can't
say it is totally effective.  I'm sure exterminators will give you another
and they may be right, but I am skeptical of their motives.  Good luck.
08:17 AM 04/06/2000 -0500, Betsy Mahtani wrote:
>Denise -  I called Terminix and they said they would have to drill holes
>in the walls to determine exactly where they are--the house is only 3
>years old.  Information I'm now getting says carpenter ants (I haven't
>examined the ones in the tree) are reddish brown--these are black, but
>Terminix says carpenter ants are the only ones that large. They also
>said their treatment wouldn't hurt the woodpeckers. 
>Husband talked with friends who have had similar problems and wants to
>try their remedy first.  The baits DID cut down drastically on the ants,
>and the location where I first noticed them now has a lot of dead ones
>and no live ones.  I about have to go along with husband first, but
>we'll keep on top of it. 
>Appreciate everyone's your suggestions, and will try more than one.  
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