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EHS Pest Control

RI, MA EHS Pest Control Blog

I did service for this really nice customer.  This sweet family was finding good-sized carpenter ants on the second floor only of ten-fifteen year old home.  I said to myself, “there has to be a big colony nearby.”  So when I got out of the truck, I headed for the small woodlot abutting the house.  Coincidentally enough, the first tree I looked at was a likely candidate.  There was fairly extensive rot, and sure enough, plenty of carpenter ant activity.  So I gave the giant rotted stump a few health kicks with my steel tipped boot.  Big mistake!!!!  I’m a hundred feet from the service vehicle and I don’t have any treatment equipment on me as I was on an inspection only. What the heck do I do??? I have about a thousand carpenter ants, larvae and queen, all spread over a 4x5 foot area.  So now I have to run like crazy back to the truck to get the equipment and an equally mad dash back.  By now the homeowner comes out and has a look. “I was watching you from my window” she states. “I am very impressed with diagnostic skills however your sprinting and ant-herding skills need improvement.” Needless to say we both had a good laugh over that one. Just another day in the field!

Dave McNulty
Service Specialist -  RI & MA Pest Control

Super Service Award 2017