Carpenter ants/only see them on telephone wire to roof of house.Ok to use on a roof/slant or need to build platfor
Live in Northern Idaho. Carpenter ants can only be seen traveling across telephone wire I am guessing they are entering where those wires come in to house but we don't have a problem on the interior...see an occassional scout. My question is can this be placed at a slant on roof or would you recommend building a platform for the base station? And in terms of the guarantee would you say I would see a signigicant change in traffic on the telephone wire within 30 days? Again the only traffic I see is on the telephone wire, the line does cross through a large pine tree and the telephone pole is about 200-300 feet from the house.
Open May 18, 2015 - 11:21 AM
May 18, 2015 - 01:23 PM
The KM Ant Pro Dispensers are not recommended for use above ground level. They also have to be placed flat, and not on any angle, otherwise, there is the possiblity of the bait leaking out.
The KM Ant Pro System basically works by replacing the ants natural food sources. This is generally plant related. Even though the ants are on the wire, they are only using it to access the house. Getting them to feed that high up is difficult, and you can't force feed them. The dispensers are basically placed in random locations hoping that the ants will find them.
A better idea might be to use Maxforce Carpenter Ant Gel and place it on the line itself. If that doesn't work, then use Termidor Foam around and inside the wall areas where the ants are entering the structure.
There are several ideas I have on how to control them, but these are the easiest and probably most effective.
Let me know how it works out.