Just about everything I have tried makes them laugh at me. I'm not kidding. I swear I can hear them. They are like that creepy little kid Nelson from the Simpsons.
I was at the Home Depot today to get some edging stones for my front flower bed and I stopped by the insect destruction aisle to see if there was something I hadn't tried yet. As luck would have it, there was an orange-aproned gentleman there who offered to help me....until I showed him everything I had already tried. If I could have taken a picture of his surprised face for you, I would have. He seemed genuinely gobsmacked that NOTHING on their shelves had worked for me.
So guess what he told me?
No lie...dude said, "Try Windex. That's what I use and it seems to work."
All I could think of was the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (one of my all time FAVORITE movies) who used the window cleaner on EVERYthing.
So. I bought a bottle of the blue spray and home I went.
I have to tell you. My house smells streak-free clean and the ants seem to really hate the stuff!
Way to go Home Depot guy!!!
I also bought some liquid ant traps that the little beasties seem to enjoy as well. I keep encouraging them to drink their fill and then take some home to the family. From what I could tell their nest is UNDER my house and I think we all know I am NOT crawling under there.
I am more than a little concerned about the weather we are about to have. There is a chance of severe storms tonight (WHY must is ALWAYS be at night?!?!) and then tomorrow they are calling for tornadoes, hail, and massive power outages.
I mowed the lawn today so at least, if we do get all the rain they are calling for, I won't have a jungle to cut down after the fact.
Finally, to prove that I have, in fact, learned to knit socks, I leave you with the following pictures:
hehe...how did that cute face sneak in here?!?