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Big Black ANTS!!!!

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MrsERod
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Big Black ANTS!!!!

YUK!!! So we have seen big black ants in the house...not many, one in the bathroom, one in the kitchen, and the living room!! Please don't tell me we have to get an exterminator for these critters too!!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

H E L P !!!

Posted 6/5/05 11:41 AM
 
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MommyofG
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

OMG so are we, just an hour ago one was climbing up my leg- ewwwwwwwww I dont see many but I have seen them in both bathrooms, kitchen, by front door and now the office rahhhhhhhhh----- I wonder, DH says its that time of year but if I see another one Im gonna freak out!!! My cats are having a ball though but ugh- cant stand them!!

Posted 6/5/05 12:50 PM
 

btrflygrl
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

if you see 1-5 of them, it's ok. The warm weather brings them out of the ground. We used to get ants in the apt in the bathroom and bedroom (on the windowsill of all places). I sprayed Lysol after killing them and they didn't reappear for quite awhile.

Rumor has it that dryer sheets also keep them away

Posted 6/5/05 1:24 PM
 

MrsERod
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

UGHHH!!! My mom just told me they might be carpentar ants!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/5/05 1:58 PM
 

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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

Posted by MrsERod

UGHHH!!! My mom just told me they might be carpentar ants!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



They probably are. We have some too but it is a lot to get an exterminator in. It costs more then termites. If it's just a few, I would wait.

Posted 6/5/05 10:20 PM
 

Redhead
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

Posted by 5ofClubs

Posted by MrsERod

UGHHH!!! My mom just told me they might be carpentar ants!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



They probably are. We have some too but it is a lot to get an exterminator in. It costs more then termites. If it's just a few, I would wait.


i agree..i usually get about 2-3 a year int the spring/summer.

Posted 6/6/05 6:44 AM
 

Janice
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

We have them too. Just appeared 2 days ago, same thing happened last year though as well.

Posted 6/6/05 9:19 AM
 

DRMom
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

There is this stuff called Sentinel. It comes with a trigger spray. Works very well.

Posted 6/6/05 11:08 AM
 

bluegrl24NY
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

yep - this is the time of year for carpenter ants! I agree that if you're only seeing one or two at a time, that it's not something you need to worry about. We just finished painting our living room this weekend, and not more than 30 minutes after we put the last coat down, Craig sees a big fat ant crawling on the freshly painted WALL!!! Chat Icon ugh - I wanted to scream! We get a couple in our kitchen near the back door too - Golem has been eating them if he sees them first!!! Chat Icon YUK!!

Posted 6/6/05 12:20 PM
 

MrsERod
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

Ok..my DH saw about 10 altogether, in different parts of the house!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

should we call an exterminator????

Posted 6/6/05 1:55 PM
 

Ambersmom
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

Posted by MrsERod

UGHHH!!! My mom just told me they might be carpentar ants!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Definitely carpenter ants. They're eating away at something. I'm sorry to say but you might have to call an exterminator because they could be chewing up something in the house. They are as destructive as termites.

Good luck.

Posted 6/6/05 2:05 PM
 

Shaps
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

There is no need for alarm, they are not necessarily carptener ants. Carpenter ants and black ants are both prevalent this time of year, and are often mistaken for each other. The difference? For black ants the exterminater will spray the house, and it will only cost about $50. For carpenter ants they will have to do a lot more than spray, and it will cost a lot more than $50. So, before you get freaked out by everyone saying they are definately carpenter ants without even seeing them, call and exterminator. It might not be nearly as bad as you think.

Posted 6/6/05 2:12 PM
 

Ttjw
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Re: Big Black ANTS!!!!

We just had the exterminator come, we saw about three different kinds of ants, some super huge ones, and some little annoying ones and some in between. Being the little guy is all over the floor we felt safer calling. Not to mention I fall asleep many nights on the playroom floor with both kids. In any event we went with Terminex beacuse they guarentee what they do and will come back as much as needed for the contracted rate, which was I believe $ 225 initally, and 90 quarterly there after. Unfortunatly we also had the pleasure of putting out money for termite treatment which was $ 2200.

Good luck.

Posted 6/7/05 2:19 PM
 
 

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