Ants tunneling in our Styrofoam Insulation!!!
We found very fine dust on our top bunk and at first could not figure out what it was. Investigation finally showed it was ants!NOT carpenter ants but a small black ant like sugar ants. They were tunneling in the insulation in the ceiling and the fine dust was coming down on the bunk. We began to see where they were crawling and got some bait so they will take it back to the queen (and well thinking of thousands of dead ants laying dead in the insulation doesn't make me happy I guess it is better than live ones) lol Anyway, we checked again yesterday and we saw one ant, eating the bait (after a week). We laid some sugary pie out for a test spot and no ants came to taste the pie. We aren't sure how to tell beyond that if they are all dead or not. I just don't want the queen surviving but can't figure out how to tell if they are all dead. We will take additional precautions to keep them out (trailer is in north central Florida) but really concerned about the future of the trailer. We never had this type of problem before but not sure if we ever had an rv that had styrofoam as the insulation before either. That may be a deal breaker on any future rv we get. If anyone has ever deal with this and can give some advise we would appreciate it. Again these were not carpenter ants but rather small black ants kinda like sugar ants. Thanks for any advise!!
Chuck and Bobbie
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