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Dec 11, 2008
6752 posts

Carpenter Ants

I spotted a few carpenter ants in the backyard, luckily not in the house yet. We had a history of ant infestation a couple of years ago, have been able to control them by spraying Ortho Defense Max around the house. But I believe it is not effective against Carpenters.

What product should I use in order to kill their nest outside my house? Would rather do it now before they get in. Most bait traps are sweets based, I think carpenter dont care about sweets.
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Sr. Member
Nov 26, 2008
862 posts
Get ready for war.

There are so many threads if you search on here.

I did the perimeter spray, three of four types of homemade borax solutions, peppermint dish soap every where, and a few bait traps imported from the states.

It was horrible to get rid of them.