My daughter bought a 50(m-l) year old house 6 years ago. There was the required termite inspection; no problems noted. This week she had replacement windows installed. At one window carpenter ants were found. She called a pest control company and when the inspector came he told her that they had treated the house on a monthly basis (for carpenter ants) for the previous owner. This was not disclosed at any time at the time of sale.
That is a moot point now, but should that not have been on the termite report? I know that carpenter ants can cause great damage, sometimes more-so than termites. Seems like the required inspection should be for termites and carpenter ants.
Anyway, the recommendation now is to have a one time whole-house treatment ($150) and begin the monthly treatments again ($30.) Does this sound reasonable? Isn't there some way to solve the problem permanently?
Thanks for any ideas, thoughts, recommendations.