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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
OK, now I am FREAKING OUT! Not like a teenager where freaking out means you are surprised or mildly upset, I am old fashion, in the true meaning of the phrase FREAKING OUT!
I am FREAKING OUT over ants. Not carpenter ants eating my home. Not fire ants eating my body. Not flying ants, not fuzzy ants, but little tiny harmless ants.
My mom called them sugar ants and we would see them from time to time. She just squished them with her finger like you would pick up crumbs and rinsed them away in the sink.
Every year we see some in our town home and I do what my mom did and they don’t bother me.
But, they bother Mrs. C.
They bother Mrs. C Big Time! So now they bother me. It is my husband duty to protect my wife from these monstrous sugar ants.
I declared war.
With a little research I determined where the come from and how to rid them from your home.
I purchased poisons that the ants take back to their nest to kill the queen and all the other ants. I put this stuff in liquid and solid forms all around the house within 18 inches of the foundation.
I put indoor traps under sinks. I sprayed a diluted vinegar solution in areas the ants are known to travel to cover their “follow me” ant trail smell.
After two weeks I then sprayed Raid into under-sink-crevasses and also all around the house to kill any wondering ants that did not feast on the poison. In the last week I have not seen an ant where it used to be a daily occurrence.
Not one single ant.
Except, the last day or two I have killed 6 ants that I have seen crawling along my laptop computer screen.
WTF. The first two I did not think much of it. But the last four has me FREAKING OUT! If you see one, how many are there that you do not see?
Are they breading in my computer? Is that what f’d up my keyboard that the Geek Squad fixed? Did they come from the Geek Squad fixit shop?
Sugar ants never bothered me at all until they upset Mrs. C. Now that I have declared war on them the only place I see them is on my computer screen. This is the computer that sits on my lap at night while I read, write and play solitaire while also watching TV.
I am FREAKING OUT!