:) We have some carpenter ants inside the home and outsode as well.
:) I have called professional pest control people for help. They said that
:) they are going to look for the nest and spary some chemical on the
:) foundation as well as inside the house. Inside the house they'll use a
:) chemical - suspend-SC. They are saying that we should leave the house
:) for few hours - until the chemical drys- once the chemical is all
:) dried, it is not harmful in any way.
:) I have a 3 year old son, and I am worried about spraying the chemical
:) inside the house.
I'm sure they are having you leave the home due to mentioning a concern
for your child before hand. I can't recall ever hearing of a problem
with a person after the home was treated with suspend. If you are only
treating inside for the carpenter ants, there probably is no reason to
apply anything anywhere except if the ants happen to be nesting in a
window sill...there are better, longer lasting treatments such as to
treat the perimeter with Termidor and areas of nesting inside with
Phantom. That will not just stop the carp ants, but keep all species of
ants from invading the home from 6 months to a year.
:) On one hand, since we have ants inside the house, so we will get rid of
:) ants fully if we spray the chemical inside but on the other hand I am
:) worried about any sideeffects.
:) Has anyone used this chemical inside the house? Any input is
The SC formulation of Suspend makes it a good insecticide to use in a
maintenance program, especially for spiders. It is in a group of
insecticides called pyrethroid and the SC formulation lasts a bit longer
than other common products used.
Make sure you have hedges trimmed away from the home as well as any tree
limbs touching the house, it really is night and day sometimes as far as
ant activity seen inside the home.
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