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Old 05-25-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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So my brother and I discover this looking out our front door... carpenter ants! Big. And with wings. We first thought they were bees - lots of "oh ****, we're screwed" going around. Alas, still, ants.


They seemed to have come in through that hole in the silicone caulking...







The aftermath, post-Raid, temporarily



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http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=MVI_1884


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http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=MVI_1888




Pardon the Christmas lights.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:44 PM   #2
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dude! carpenter ants are not something to mess around with. You sould call Orkin (or a local pest control center) to get that taken care of. Those carpenter ants will eat your house from the inside out.
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ur bandwidth is exceeded, and yea u best kill those carpenter ants, theyre like termites, we had carpenter ants AND carpenters bees in the deck of our old hose it was terrible
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yeah, i hate Geocities, they give me plenty of bandwidth for the month (hookups through the ISP, it'* not the standard Geocities stuff) and yet they still only allow a limit per hour





the videos still work, so that should suffice
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yeah, i hate Geocities, they give me plenty of bandwidth for the month (hookups through the ISP, it'* not the standard Geocities stuff) and yet they still only allow a limit per hour





the videos still work, so that should suffice
o man that is quite the infestation, call exterminator asap
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Um, it'* May. Take down the Xmas lights....

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heh, those lights have been there for at least the past couple of years. They're inconspicuous from the outside, it'* when you're looking from inside the house that you notice it :P



hmm, they may not even be carpenter ants at all, I always thought the ones with wings were the carpenter ants. But, on another forum I frequent, a bloke mentioned that wings mean that they're in "mating mode" and are flying off to create new nests.

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Ant'* with wings are in mating mode, flying off to start new ant nests. If they are really carpenter ants, you might have a nest of them eating your house though, not very good. I found ants in my garage after I bought my house and they ate up some of the interior wood walls a previous owner had installed. The roof leaked, so the wet wood was a real buffet for those guys.
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So they're horny carpenter ants. KILL THEM! KILL THEM ALL!!!
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Gimme a can of WD 40 and a Good long laster lighter....I'll get the bitches in mid air!!!! LOL
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Gimme a can of WD 40 and a Good long laster lighter....I'll get the bitches in mid air!!!! LOL
i think you should use lysol indoors, lot cooler of a flame, less chance of setting the house on fire. just make sure the can says flammable, otherwise you just end up with a fire extinguisher.
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