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Stop the Ant-Sanity!!

July 6, 2011

I think the only things more affected by this remodel than me are the damn ants that called the ground around my house home.

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Ever since we started the remodel (end of March) we’ve had off and on trouble with the ants. It seems each time we dug somewhere new or moved something around, the ants attacked. They were in the bedrooms, they were in the kitchen and now I can’t seem to get them to stay out of the bathroom.

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The Husband originally kept telling me they were after the water. He’s crazy they will go after anything. Despite sealed Ziploc-knock-off bags they have attacked chocolate chip muffins, bagels, toothpaste, a gumpaste rose that my fabulous niece made for me and TWO super cute fondant bugs my mom made for me.  Now their latest conquests  include kids’ medicine, cough syrup, and even some nasty-tasting Chloraseptic throat spray.  Are you kidding me? It’s just plan gross.

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I have ant traps all over the house and keep a huge bottle of Raid in the bathroom.

I took this after I threw the bag in disgust into the sink. Most of the dead ants are on the bottom of the bag. UGH!

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Everything is in sealed plastic bags and somehow the ants still are getting in. {Just an aside, I had to put them in sealed plastic bags because the ants took over my medicine cabinet and the kids’ toothbrushes and toothpaste once before}  I can’t afford to keep buying new toothbrushes and toothpaste. And heaven forbid one of the kids gets sick. I just had to throw out my entire stash of kids medicine – ibuprofin, Tylenol, Pedia-sure cough & cold, kids’ allergy stuff – it’s all gone.  Damn ants!

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I will say there are two “benefits” of the daily ant attacks… the Little One is no longer deathly afraid of the ants.  She now squashes them with her finger and then proudly brings them to me.  And the Big One has finally learned why we don’t take food into our rooms. She took an unopened lollipop in her room and within two hours her bookshelf where the lollipop was laying was covered in ants marching 100 by 100! Thank God she didn’t put the thing in her bed.

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If you have any other ant solutions, please share them!!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda permalink
    July 7, 2011 6:02 pm

    I don’t know if it works, but my grandma has always said to put talcum powder over their path and they won’t cross it. I think Clark pest control (are they even still in business?) can help, if you wanted to pay for that. Good luck!

  2. Kathleen Thomas permalink
    July 20, 2011 8:11 am

    Hi there,

    I have a question about your site, would you mind emailing me back @ kthomas@primroseschools.com?

    Thanks,
    Kathleen

  3. stacie permalink
    July 25, 2011 3:28 pm

    The can’t cross grease, so as icky as it sounds if you rub vaseline on the bottoms of containers, dog dishes, etc the ants can’t cross..

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