Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I think there may be ants in my pants...

So...I have locked myself away in the top level of my house for the day because...my house has a major ant problem! We had a little bit of problem last fall when we moved in, but it eventually went away. Now that spring is here, they are back in full force! We have tried everything and they are worse than every before. Today I found them filling our bathroom. They are not after anything that I can tell - I have scrubbed and cleaned everything in sight. They are just a lost group of ants. Let me tell you why...

So I found out today after we called a pest control person that you should never wash the countertops or floors where ants have been because they leave a scent behind that helps them get back home..where they belong (think hansel and gretel). So what have I done?!! Well, of course I scrubbed and cleaned everytime we had a rush of ants. They are so gross to me - near my baby's food, my food, and everything else in sight! OF course I would clean!

Bad idea I guess because now do I not only have a million gazillion ants running around my house...they are now lost and aimlessly drifting even farther around the house with no hope to find their way back home! AHHHHHHHHH!

So..if anyone has any suggestions for me that have worked for you, let me know! Just talking about it makes me feel like I have a bazillion ants crawling all over my body...

And..by the way....my tip for the day....DON'T wash anything if you have an ant problem...let them find their little scents back home!

5 comments:

crisc23 said...

LOL I have that problem and no solution. I just have a 2 year old that keeps herself entertained playing w/ them as gross as it is..haha

Lilli said...

Ants!!! Wow... hope it gets resolved soon for you. I’m visiting from the Tuesday Tag-Along over on Twee Poppets. Glad to find your blog. I’m a new follower and would sincerely appreciate if you’d visit my blog. Follow if you like it: http://www.mytottravels.blogspot.com
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wacki04 said...

Oh my, my heart goes out to you with that ant problem! I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along! Follow me back if you like:

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OutnumberedMama said...

I am so happy I found you on the Tag-Along! Happy Tuesday! I am following your blog now - hope you can jog over to my blogs and check them out!

Cara said...

I have heard that if you make a chalk line, they won't cross it. So, maybe try that!

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