I've seen some posts apparently from professional exterminators out there. I
have a question for you all.
Problem is ants. Harmless ones but a big nuisance. After a recent kitchen
remodel I now find that there are usually 20 or so ants visible on a new window
every time I go into the kitchen. I've tried a few of these boric acid related
products and they do actually work for a few days but the ants keep coming back.
So now it is time to consider professional extermination.
What kind of results should one expect? Eradicating every nest on one's
property seems feasible if difficult. And even then scouts from neighbors
property will soon lead to new nests being established on yours. Is it possible
to control that type of thing? If so how often are retreatments necessary?
On the other hand is it possible to establish some sort of chemical barrier to
your house and allow the ants to continue nesting on your property but they
simply don't make it inside? How long would such a barrier last? 1 month?, 6?
How about killing all the current nests inside the house? Is that possible w/o
A post to a link w/this info would be great. I haven't really starting
researching but the exterminator web sites I've looked at so far are more about
touting their products and services than educating the consumer.
This is North County San Diego. Ants are a year round problem and keeping a
clean house doesn't really have too much effect. Oh they'll scope right in on
that crumb you left but they'll be there even if there is no crumb.
thanks for any info