It's been four years now, four long hot summers...NO...let me take that back and say it's been the entire four years I 've lived here. It doesn't matter the time of year. cold, rain..name it! I have been on one long and miserable battle with ANTS!
I find them crawling in inch wide swaths across the driveway, garage floor (right up the tires to....who knows where as we do not eat in the car) ...they are in our bathroom, all over the kitchen counters, in the cupboards crawling on my dishes (now that REALLY makes me furious!) and just a few days ago, on my stove and in my pretty red Kitchen Aid coffee maker. My bathroom, PH's bathroom (did he get angry or upset AT ALL?? Oh, heavens no!
Enough was enough. The last straw was the coffee maker! I love my morning coffee and I DO NOT want ants in it!! So...I made my last plea. I said:
"Sweetheart, ( I said softly) ...we have spent hundreds of dollars over the past four years on Pest killers. I have risked my life, NO, honestly, I have risked my life spraying those little monsters, and I simply cannot take it any more. They crawl over poo poo ( ok, so maybe I didn't say poo poo because I was very frusterated after all) and I went on to say, ...and they eat dead things and now they are crawling all over our entire home. It's simply NOT healthy...(and at this point he looked a bit pale. I mean this is the man who rides his bike 13 miles a day and likes being healthy!) ...and, I said, it makes me sick to my stomach..so PLEASE, PLEASE call in the professionals. I am pleading here."
Have I ever menioned that my husband is very, very stubborn? Well, I am mentioning it now!
I smiled and then (as per my blogname) I WHISPERED SWEETLY, "I simply cannot take this anymore." I think tears were dripping into the dishpan. Please remember, I have "suggested" getting help many times! Have I mentioned that my sweet husband is very frugal??? I kissed him gently on the cheek and went back to washing the dishes.
Yep, that very day he called in the big guns and on this Monday they came out! Nothing has made me this happy since I found out there really WAS a Santa Claus. :):)
The man said it would take at least three days to see real results. From paths going up our walls over our fences, in the dogs dish (forgot to throw that one in!) it is down to just two nasty little critters this morning and that was out by the street.
They will be coming every two months..and if there is a problem in between all we do is call and they will come right out.
Thank you to my sweet and patient husband. Can't they be just so neat sometimes? I guess it just has to be their idea. *smirk*
My love to all of you,
p.s. I couldn't take the name of the truck...but...I am not affiliated with any Pest Control company at all.