We got some carpenter ants in the kitchen. A house inspector told us that part of the fascia (that is covered with aluminum) is rotten and the ants probably come from the rotten wood above, as I see them climbing the wall outside and getting in through a gap in the aluminum soffit. My roof is only 2 years old and is in very good shape.
What is my best solution to avoid ants in the future?
Pest control companies will only spray and dust and will not repair the rotten wood.
- Replace ALL wooden fascia and soffit and cover it again with aluminum
- Replace all wooden fascia and soffit and not cover them again
- Replace only the rotten parts of wood and use the same aluminum cover
- Any other long lasting solution?