Sunday, March 12, 2006

What I Hate About the Warm Weather

Ants. I've seen ants in my kitchen again. I thought after a visit from the Terminix guy several months ago that they were actually gone. I guess they were just sleeping.



Blogger clipper829 said...

Ooh. I hate ants, but I have to say thank you! Your post reminds me that I need to call the pest control service this week to get on their regular service delivery for the spring. We had a hornet's nest last year that I really hope does not return.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Yow! No, I wouldn't want one of those either!

4:04 AM  
Blogger David said...

It's my understanding that the first ants of the season that you see are usually just scouts, and are therefore not necessarily a sign of existing trouble. However, if they find something good in your home they'll get the others to using scent trails. Therefore, I was instructed to not just kill the scouts, but to use a strong cleaner to clean up any trails he created.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

You know what they say, "Black ants in morning, sailors take warning..." :-)

4:29 PM  
Blogger Neasa said...

I've got 'em too, though they seem to only come a few dozen at a time & maybe once or twice a week - I guess they're the scouts. The seem to like my coffee maker for some reason. They hate cinnamon - I've put it down where they most often enter & they stay gone for awhile until they find a new route. Funny thing is, even when I've washed away the cinnamon, they never return via that route. Smart little devils.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Cinnamon--huh. I wouldn't have thought of that in a million years. Have to give that a try.

And you're right--they don't come in huge bunches, but even small amounts annoy me!

12:09 PM  

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