05:17AM | 12/28/07
Member Since: 08/30/07
1 lifetime posts

We bought this Minnesota rambler at the end of last winter and to our surprise, found ants in a few places -basement, main level kitchen and mudroom. W put out some of those Terro ant bait things and they would appear somewher else. Evenually, we got rid of them, but I kept wondering how we had such a problem in the first place, especially in February.

Well, in July, we discovered a water problem in the basement bath. I ended up having to gut it out completely removing all tile and drywall. I figured that was the source of our ant problem, as it was central to the areas we had seen them in the winter.

Well, they're back. And now, I'm finding them around basement interior walls. The bathroom project has been on hold - gutted but not re-done - as we're doing major renovations on the main level and that is an extra bathroom. I have been monitoring the bathroom though and there has been no evidence of moisture or ants.

I've inspected the interior perimeter of the basement looking for signs of water resulting from snow melting or something - nothing! How could we have ants in February? My wife is a clean-freak. We have a cleaning business, etc. There is no food laying around ever and we did not have a problem in the summer.

Any ideas?


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Unless you live in a very warm climate, your lemon tree should be brought indoors in the winter and then returned outdoors... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon