It is January in Michigan. There is no stinkin reason for ants to be inside my house! If I find the travel agent who advertised Vacation at Knitty's Hideaway, I am going to do some serious harm.
We don't have a basement here at Knitty's hideaway. Our home is built on a cement slab. It has been unusually cold this month and apparently ants don't like the weather any more than I do, hence their vacation to a warmer climate....inside my house.
One occasional ant dropping by for coffee doesn't wig me out.
Opening the refrigerator to get olives for martinis is getting a little pushy, in my opinion.
I had vacuumed a battalion of ants and within 30 minutes, new ones arrived. I vacuumed them up, then washed the kitchen floor. An hour later, two more were in the same area, obviously making plans. I went upstairs to get my purse so that I could buy ant traps. I stopped in the upstairs bathroom and saw something on the wall behind the toilet. Yep, another ant!
Ants follow the water pipes into the house which is why they hang out in the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom downstairs. The one upstairs either thought he was outwitting me by relocating, or was into exercise and climbed the extra distance for a cardio workout. Exercise can be deadly. I killed the invader and flushed him!
The clerk at the grocery store told me that ant traps aren't in stock yet, it is the wrong season. Ha!
I bought a pack of three at the hardware store. As I was opening the package at home, I noticed two more ants trying to soften me up.
My neighbor to the west of me told me last night that they had an ant problem a few weeks ago. I haven't seen any here yet today. I wonder how my neighbor to the east is doing? Think I should call and see if anything is bugging them?