A relative of the wasp and the bee, ants take over your house, your world, you life! Their purpose – to set up colonies and do WHAT????? And get this, ants are on every colony, except one, so we can not avoid them!
When the summer weather finally hit in Idaho, we had the ANT conversation. No crumbs on the counters, wash off dishes when you leave them in the sink, don’t leave out food…. in short, don’t trust any situation where ants can come out.
And for a short period of time, it worked! But then one day, I went into the kitchen and there they were….. near the trash can, under the sink, in the sink, in the dishwasher, on the counter, by the stove and more.
So after screaming….. more screaming… a bit more screaming.. I realized that I needed to do something about the ant family that decided that it would take over my kitchen.
I looked under the sink to see what I had to kill them. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I planted to kill them. Before anyone of you begin a lecture on how they are God’s creatures and we should protect them to keep the balance of life, step back and remember that they took over my kitchen. They were in my dishwasher. On my counters where I prepare food for my family. In and around my dog food and so many more places.
They came in, took over my kitchen, ate my food – all without asking. So as much as I am all about preserving life but not for somethings that are disrespecting me!
Now back to the issue at hand. After all the carrying on about the ants in the kitchen, I began to explore options on how to get ruin of them – or in my mind, kill them. I googled, I asked friends, I read and it was all so confusing. Being a fierce independent female (too much at times – sorry!), I didn’t want to ask for help. But I was desperate.
I reached out to my parents and begged my dad for his expertise on ant killing! He suggested that I buy the biggest container of ant killing product and spray, spray, spray and spray more. I did and it has worked perfectly. The ants are gone and peace has been restored into the house! Thanks Dad for saving the day!