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10:29 AM - 05/17/2014

The topic: Horrible, heebie jeebie morning..

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There are ants EVERYwhere! In the office, in the kitchen!  In the kitchen TWICE!!!! 

I hate ants, I hate them hate them hate them.....

It's hot, they're dry, they want sweet (all over the syrup bottle, but not in it). Up the wall into the cupboard. I found them crawling up the wall early today and before I had a chance to follow their trail to find out their entry, Brian had started wiping them off the walls. It took a little detective work, but I found them making their way under the laundry room door. 

I sprayed some of that eco-friendly ant spray that smells like cloves (a smell I normally love, but I ain't lovin' it this ayem) and thought I'd stopped the progress.

Imagine my dismay to find even more on the counter and walls just a little bit ago.

I dropped more than one eff bomb. I dropped quite a few, as a matter of fact.

I hate ants. As long as they stay outside and they're not big fat red ants, I'll let them be. But if they're in my house, it's on.

I quickly dispatched the ants in the office, but in the kitchen, man, they're bad. They're very bad. I'm very skeeved out....

Ants. Shudder.

A little while later....

Brian walks into the kitchen and I hear "what the ....  F*CKING ANTS! They're all over!"  I go back into the kitchen...yep. They're back. He started wiping down the counters.  "I just wanted to take my pills. Rat bastards."



Have you tried the borax & powered sugar mixture? Just make a paste and set out. Since you’ve got the kitties, I’d put it in the cabinet. It will take a few days and the amount of ants ON it will totally skeeve you out, but it works! I got rid of them in my house with it. Took several weeks, but they are gone!

Posted by Mandy @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:00:10 AM

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Thanks, Mandy. I’ll keep this for future reference.

We ended up at Lowe’s and I got some Terro bait traps for the house (ingredients are safe for the cats) and after the cats were all in, Brian sprayed Sevin all along the base of the house. This morning I only saw four ants on the counter.

I seriously hate ants.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:28:48 AM


No problem! I’m pretty sure Terro uses the borax as well. I usually put plain borax underneath the cabinets in my house. Keeps the waterbugs (which look like roachs, but aren’t) away if we are having a wet year.

Yea, ants are skeevey for sure!!

Posted by Mandy @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 7:33:20 AM

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