We have a rental property in another state. The tenant called up a couple months ago and said there were termites in the house. We called a local pest control company, they went out to assess the situation and said there were some ant colonies in the walls and in the trees in our backyard and the yard of our neighbor. They recommended a 4-part extermination procedure that took 2 hours and cost nearly $600.
The ants got worse. Kids can't sleep in their rooms because of the infestation. We called the company back, they said the ants would increasingly come out of the walls, but they'd die and/or they'd take poison out to the colonies in the trees and kill everything. Said it'd take 2-3 weeks to gradually reduce the numbers. (Really???)
After 3 weeks, still hordes of ants crawling out of the walls, and few of them dying. So we called the pest control company to come back again and do some warranty work.
It's been a week. Tenant says it's no better. Kids still sleeping in the living room, ants coming in through drains and cracks in floor, only about 1/3 of them dying.
What gives? Is this pest control company a complete crock? What do we need to do to fix this?