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How to kill ants in wood

15+ plus hours of carving and I hit carpenter ants?!
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I think if you get your project out of the shop and ignore them they will go away on their own. You've disturbed them so they won't stay.
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It's minus 11 Celsius. So putting the chair outside will only put them further into their hibernation
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It's minus 11 Celsius. So putting the chair outside will only put them further into their hibernation
Put it outside my shop then. It got up to 90 yesterday.

You could use chemicals on them but I don't know what problems that might cause with finishing the project.
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Since you have cold weather outside, I'd bag the item and spray the inside of the bag with something like Ortho Home Defense. According to the labeling, it dries to a film with no adverse effects on humans and animals. Any insect that touches the film will die in short order. It may take awhile to rid the piece of all of them as you will likely have to wait until the eggs and larva in the nest(s) mature and venture out. I've use this product on exterior wood and been able to paint over it with no adhesion issues.

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Thanks man, that's sounds like great advice. I'll look into it.
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