We interrupt this blog due to ants. Lots and lots of ants.

My house has been invaded.  Infested if you will.


By millions and millions of tiny, little ants.  They are so small that you can hardly see them.  They are such teeny beasts that I couldn’t even get a good picture of them on the camera.  Plus, they hide in the corners like the creatures of darkness that they are.

Yet despite their small size, they apparently breed like microscopic rabbits because they are ALL over my kitchen.  They have found the boxed cereal, the compost bucket, the kitchen sink, and the table.  No doubt they will be in the refrigerator tomorrow.

Cool temperatures are no deterrent to these relentless pests I’ll wager since bug spray has done NOTHING to halt their takeover of my house.  No doubt at this exact moment, some soldier ant is reporting to the Queen “Ma’am, our objective for a total Bunkersdown conquest is within sight.  May we arm the torpedoes?”  The fact that in my head this imaginary scenario involved Russian accents much like Sean Connery’s in The Hunt for Red October has done nothing to lift my mood.

I feel…..dirty.  Very itchy.  And close to tears.

In a valiant effort to stop me from crying, my husband has resorted to old school tactics since modern technology and a shop-vac have availed us nothing.  He has broken out the borax/sugar combination.  I’m pretty sure when he sprinkled it in the cupboard he channeled his inner Russell Crowe and said, “Unleash Hell.”  Sadly I have no proof.

So to recap:

Ants are taking over my house, I feel unclean and now the tiniest bit turned on.  (Sue me, Russell Crowe is a HOTTIE.)




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7 Responses to We interrupt this blog due to ants. Lots and lots of ants.

  1. Zoe says:

    ugh we got millions during the wet yucky spring. It was awful. Every time I poisoned him out of one place, they would show up in another. Ayla STILL vacuums pretend ants with her tiny vacuum. After we sprayed all the way around the inside and outside of the house with some serious ant killer in a giant jug they finally disappeared.
    😦 sorry though, they are the worst.

  2. I feel your pain, I, too, deal with ants. I tried the Borax but didn’t know the trick to add sugar. Thanks for the tip! I recently sprayed the outside of my home, as there are obviously cracks and crevices they are coming in through and it has helped…for now. But I have to say it cracks me up to see a hundred or so ants trying to move a huge piece of dog food that my mastiff leaves on the floor in the middle of the night. When there are too many, I vacuum them. They just keep coming. *heavy sigh*

  3. Michele says:

    We have those tiny, tiny ones too! I thought I was crazy when I first saw them because they are so small! Ant killer wasn’t doing it, so I brought out the big guns with Hornet Killer. It worked for a day! Our best bet has been Windex. Not kidding. I will let you know tomorrow!

  4. Janette says:

    Cleaning with peppermint scented soap has worked for me.

  5. Brittany says:

    Lurker here (:
    Just in case the borax doesn’t work – Terro liquid ant baits worked like a charm for us.
    Those little invaders creeped me out BIG TIME.

  6. David Collins says:

    I Live on the 15th floor of a condo and I’m finding them in my ensuite bathroom. usually about a dozen so small they look like little specs. Can’t tell where they are coming from. Why the bathroom?

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