Every spring, we get ants in our house. Every fall, spiders. Only the spiders usually aren't too bad. Someone once told me "white spiders" are good luck. I can't kill those - I have to pick them up and carry them outside. The others one, the fuzzy ones??? They get killed. YUCK!
Anyway - the little "ant hotels" work really well.
Only, tonight I arrive home and there are ants all over the kitchen. They have even been in my bathroom this year. What the heck? Go away!
It's been warm/cold/warm/cold - I guess the ants are confused too. It's WINTER still - not SPRING.
But they don't know this.
Then I went to write this as my status update on Facebook:
"Do you ever wonder when you see bugs/insects in your house if there really isn't a secret hiding place of their whole colony hiding in the crawl space?"
Only, then I thought, everyone really would think I'm crazier than I really am. (Self admit I can be pretty out there)
Like something that shows up in a horror movie - this entire ANTS movie - only it's real. It's also in my basement.
Every once in a while, I shine my flashlight into the crawl space just to make sure I don't have an ant colony down there. A few years ago when my dad moved into his house in North Carolina he had an "attic" with bats in it. I remember him showing it to the boys. Once his wife found out - the exterminator came out to get rid of the bats. I completely understand.
But so far, no colonies - they just appear from no place. I found a good safe "pet friendly" spray. Only it smells like menthol. My house smells likes a place for old people. AND the ants are still here.
There is a colony around here. Tomorrow, I'm going to get them.