Carpenter Ants in Recently Puchased Mulch
I had 7 yards of brown pine mulch delivered last Thursday. It is infested with carpenter ants. Winged and non-winged, they are emerging from the pile. They've been discovered in the DH's truck, in the garage, etc.
DH is steamed, to say the least. Out house is pretty new and we don't have an ant problem and don't want one. Getting the house treated will be at least a few hundred dollars. All for some mulch!
Any ideas on what we should do? Would I be unreasonable to tell them to come pick up this mulch? Should we spread it but treat it as we do so? Any ideas are appreciated.