This past week has brought two encounters with the species that is going to take over the world, according to my old high school biology teacher. The ants have arrived a bit early, I’m told, because of the warm weather. They’re in their glory in one small section of my basement and perhaps under some shingles on the east side of the house.
When I was a kid, the ants arrived in my mother’s living room one season. I got yelled at because I was apparently to blame. “Apparently” I ate sugared gummy candies and left some sweet stuff behind for the insects. I’m not admitting to anything… but the cure, back then, was rather simple. My mother made me spray Raid until I choked. That killed everything, she said. Hmmmm…I said gagging.
Today, however, we have spoken to four specialists at a “pest control” company. Actually, I wanted the company that had the big cockroach on its van to show up in Swellesley, but my husband nixed that idea. I don’t want to offend PITA or Green People, but I want these ants dead, and I’d like to not choke in the process.
So on Monday, the games will begin: Pest Controllers VS Ants. Who are you rooting for?
Diane, use diotomaceous earth. It’s a white poweder of tiny micro skeletans, non toxic to pets etc. Though I wouldn’t snort it. The ants walk through it and they get scratched and then they die. Poor Aunt Minnie and Aunt Pearl! You can find it at a home center, I bought a large bag on Eby for cheap.
Hi Mary– Great idea– many thanks. Too bad I can’t snort it:)
This just showed up today on the yahoo page
Many thanks– you’re terrific!