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What is this domestic freakery (includes images, possibly of small dead things)

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Nowdecide Wed 17-May-17 20:31:07

This debris is on our bedroom window sill. I clear it away, more arrives, within a day.

I suspect ants. Maybe down between the sill and bit at the back?

Can anyone identify it and/or suggest a remedy?

I've never seen the like.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 17-May-17 20:35:32

We had this, I think it was shell casings (?) from some sort of insect. We siliconed up the brickwork from the corner of the windowsill it was piling up in.

Nowdecide Wed 17-May-17 20:45:58

Ah, thank you justdontevenfuckingstart (nice, if scary name, btw, respect) so you think they come from outside? Hmmm. Interesting.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 17-May-17 21:58:59

Had it at work too, came through the brickwork. Never actually saw any creepies.

Nowdecide Wed 17-May-17 22:29:26

Bit odd as the garden is outside - and the ground is level with the bottom of the window. So no wall beneath window (there is but it's earth under the garden against wall if you see what I mean) so no exposed brickwork externally.
Could they be inside the wall?!

Nowdecide Wed 17-May-17 22:47:16

Carpenter ants! Found more detail based on your replies. Looks like we have an infestation. . .

justdontevenfuckingstart Fri 19-May-17 19:20:46

Yes the debris we had was exactly the same when I googled.

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