I've had my brand new Aerolite 213 for about 4 months. I purchased it within days of its arrival down hear in coastal Texas.
Pulled it home and quickly deployed it on the back side of the pond that is behind my standard house. It's all heavily wooded and I'm no stranger to the native bugs, spiders, insects, snakes, and various critters that live happily in this tropical area. And ANTS are nothing rare here. However, they are the red and smaller variety.
So, I was a bit surprised when I killed a few BIG black ants inside the new tinyhouse. They're far easier to spot, and they don't move nearly as stealthily as the fire ants I commonly see outside. I also thought it a bit odd that the few points of ground contact were sufficient for the structure to be so quickly discovered and any kind of "infestation" to take place.
I sprayed. And every day when I come home I fond a few dead ones. Occasionally spot some that are already showing symptoms of dying. I assume the spray is doing its job.
The reason for the post:
I was up on the roof wiping things down for the first time. (happy to find it far more solid up there than I feared) While cleaning around the kitchen skylight I was kind of shocked to discover a pile of the big black ants dead UNDER the clear plastic dome, but above\outside the interior portion of the opaque skylight assembly. From on top you can get a really good view of the structural framing that is "boxed" to accept the inner and outer halves of the skylight. And it looks very likely these ants are in a far greater concentration up in the ceiling-attic area.
Are these Indiana ants?
If so, that would explain a lot!