My first indication something was up came last night as I walked into the family room. Ants! There weren’t that many… though how many do you need before it’s “that many?” I went after them with a vengeance… and paper towels.
By the time I went to bed I figured it was “Mission Accomplished.” That phrase never works!
We’ve got carpenter ants. They’re big and black and can move fast. The extension service at the University of Minnesota says:
Carpenter ants DO NOT eat wood. They remove wood as they create galleries and tunnels.
How is that better?
This morning Helaine woke up to an ant convention! Mostly they were in the sun room, but they were spilling over into the family room as well.
Here’s the problem. Tuesday we’re getting our floors refinished.
“They’ll be fossilized,” Helaine noted. The idea of ants embedded in polyurethane was not appealing.
We needed an exterminator and pronto! Of course it is a holiday weekend. I went to Facebook.
Anyone know of an exterminator who can solve a problem today in Hamden? Please be in touch.
A number of my Facebook friends sent names and suggestions, but one stood out. He actually is an exterminator!
Geoff, call me at 203-803-7273. I am the branch manager for Braman Pest Elimination and I am on call today.
That note came from Will Carney, as of today my hero. I’ve left his number up because one good deed deserves another. If you need an exterminator there he is!
Within a few minutes Will had found the nest and smote the beasts. The weekend can continue; the floors can be renewed.
Mission accomplished? I hope so.