An associate in the southern states asked about attraction of the small "sugar bin type ants" to the contactor in the outdoor unit. Her AC quit and the technician found it was fried ants gumming up the contactor - suggested enclosed contacts for replacement.
Anybody know what attracts the ants or heard of this or seen similar?? Is it the magnetic field, heat, or ??? that attracts the ants. Diazon or Chlorodane patch is an obvious option for a fix, or is hermetic military type contactor the way to go in such climes?