WC Tip! water leak..eek!
You have a water leak!
If you can locate the highest concentration of ants, or follow their path, they will lead you to the water source. This is often a roof leak, so the "nest" will probably be somewhere in a “drip line”.
Carpenter ants, unlike termites, have no ability to digest cellulose(wood) However, after it becomes water-damaged they will forage around inside the wood, feeding off of fungi and other bits of food.
Boric acid is effective, but I have seen big problems arise when attics are indiscriminately dusted, and the corrosive dust gets transferred to the breathing space of little children through leaking heating and cooling air ducts.
Dry the conditions out completely, replace the damaged wood and your ants will disappear.
Be sure to check the wet area for water damage, dry rot (a type of fungi) and mold.
12/17/2019 08:32:43 am
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I came across your blog when I was trying to find some answers regarding how long the construction process, on average, takes for a 30+ storey condo development in Singapore. We have just moved into a lovely development off River Valley Rd and there is a huge construction site on the other side of the road. They have already completed the piling and first level for one of the towers but, from what I can see, they are still digging to set up the foundation for the second tower. I was wondering if you know how long the 'pile driving' part takes and if that really is the worst of the noise. I have to admit that they don't work on Sundays or after 6pm on weekdays (so far).
1/14/2020 04:45:21 am
Home safety is the most important need for everyone. We should try to maintain every part of our home so that we can save our home & money such as home electric items, plugins, switches etc. Thanks for sharing your lovely stuff. :)
3/11/2022 11:31:52 pm
Water leakages can cause serious damage to a property and should be fixed as soon as possible by a professional. Water can damage walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture, and can also lead to the growth of mold and mildew. A professional will be able to find the source of the leak and fix it quickly and efficiently.
10/7/2022 05:39:53 pm
Turn off all water-using fixtures and appliances in your house, and note the reading on the water meter, to see if the leak is the result of faulty plumbing. Check the water meter once more after waiting at least three hours. An indication that the leak is originating from interior plumbing is an increase in water usage. This technique is less successful in houses with running faucets or toilets, and your water meter will show a little rise from the original figure you noted.
12/1/2022 06:14:01 pm
Thank you for the tip. And please don't forget that we should also consider on looking at the water pipes to make sure that it is not the source.
3/23/2023 09:31:03 pm
We are grateful for the excellent stuff you provided. Everyone places high importance on keeping their homes safe. We need to perform maintenance on the electrical appliances, plugs, and switches in our home, as well as any damage caused by leaking water. I appreciate you going over everything necessary to ensure the safety of my home.
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