I don't know about you, but I have ants.
Well, not me personally. But our condo.
Those teeny-tiny ants. And not a lot, just enough to infuriate a person - namely ME.
I've been told that this is the season for ants. That rain drives the ants indoors or something like that.
I first noticed a couple of ants on my kitchen counter. I didn't freak out.
You know how people put a piece of pipe in the window track for safety to prevent the window from being open? Well, we have that in a few of the windows around the condo from the previous owner. (We live on the ground floor.) I took the pipe out and placed it on the counter so I could open the window. Unbeknownst to me, those little buggers where nesting or conducting a meeting or whatever-the-hell ants do together, in the pipe.
Once the pipe was on the counter? All hell broke loose.
THEN I freaked out.
Luckily my sister was over and she helped kill those little suckers.
We realized that they were coming from the pipe.
I grabbed the pipe, ran outside with the pipe in one hand, and bug killer spray in the other. I soaked that pipe inside and out.
Take that you little mother tuckers!
After that, I haven't seen any ants in the kitchen.
We DID but these little numbers....
and spread them throughout the kitchen, pantry and both bathrooms.
What is it, you ask?
Why, it's the "ant" version of the "Roach Motel". Supposedly the ants "check in", but they don't "check out".
Well- I'm sorry to say that MY ants must be awfully particular and want to stay at the Hilton or something because they are totally ignoring these strange little black squares all over my place.
Maybe it's an advertising joke. "Hey, let's make these little black squares with two holes in it, and just TELL people that this attracts ants. Even if they only fall for it once, we've made a sale!"
It hasn't rained in a few days, so I haven't seen any ants. Although I usually see at least one ant a day in our master bath. Either crawling across the sink, or when I'm sitting on the toilet staring at the tiles on the floor. Sure enough - there's an ant.
But the other day, I spied something unusual.
A spider web.
Not that a spider web is unusual in MY house.
But this spider web was under the bathroom cabinet. And it had three teeny tiny DEAD ants stuck in the web.
Am I awful to admit that it made me smile?
Now I'm not a big fan of spiders. Gail from At the Farm can attest to that. But if I got one on my side taking care of the ant problem, I just may keep her around. And I'm going to name her Charlotte.
And I'm going to keep her.
Unless she's hairy, big, and black.
Then I'm going to step on her.