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That Rustling In The Walls

Sunday May 27, 2007

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Hi Mr. Pest Control. I was wondering if a moisture meter would help me to find Carpenter Ant nests in a house. If so, what type of moisture meter could you recommend? And how would I use it? Thank you

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Answer:

A moisture meter is a valuable tool for detecting moisture sources within hidden areas. While they may not always be associated with moisture, carpenter ants often do prefer to find areas that are higher in moisture than surrounding locations, and create their colonies there. I have read and heard that the colonies within a structure most often are satellite colonies that are still "connected" to the parent colony out in the ground somewhere, but at certain points in the colony life a drier location is nee... Read more

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