Wednesday, September 26, 2007
We have crazy ants, just crazy. We have battled with them the entire time we've lived here which means 3 1/2 years. They aren't like this anywhere else, it is just crazy. Other people try to tell me they have ants, but they don't know what it is like here. They are here year round, not just when it is hot, or when it rains, or when it is cold. They rarely go in the kitchen, they just wander around it giant packs making me miserable. Today was the worst ever. Athena thought there was "a lot of dirt on the ground". It was just thousands of ants. I went to work spraying them with one of my random concoctions (mint/tea tree). We have used every natural method out there, orange, mint, bay leaves, etc. Nothing works. We spray poison, they are still here. Last year Chris taped up the entire inside of our house with masking tape, I thought he was crazy, but it did mean 3 blissful ant free months (coupled with some spraying). Will we have to disclose this when we sell our house! Geez. I threatened to call in the professionals today so Chris took another trip to Home Depot and sprayed away. I hate them and want them to just go away. Today I stayed away from home all day because I was so upset and didn't want to see them again. I don't even care if they live in our yard but please, stay out of our house, and off my babies. Especially since one of my babies is crawling and on the ground at their level all the time. I keep finding ants on him and sometimes they leave a little bite. So I guess I am not a total vegan, I do kill ants and right now I don't feel guilty about it at ALL!