Friday, December 19, 2008
Dead ants, dead ants.... thousands of them. That is how I spend my days. First started off with Simple Green and paper towels. Moved on to duct tape. Tried "bait" - supposed to kill them w/in 24 hours - instead seemed to invite them to move their whole colony to our house. Multiple vacuum episodes. More Simple Green. Bought non-poison spray whose main active ingredient is mint oil. Now our house smells like a giant candy cane. At least the other members of the family don't seem to mind it too much. Have reduced numbers (for now) from thousands to a mere 100 or so (that I can find) but they've moved to yet another window. But hey - the kid's room is cleaner than it has been in years. Literally.