They are coming out of every crack and crevise and potted plant, brick and stone on this property. I have fought them for two years now.
I put out that powder that is supposed to last for ages...HA! They ate that stuff like it was ice cream in 105 degree heat! Or so it seemed. It did make them pause...but only for moments and then on they came...and...it seemed in larger numbers than ever. It had become a battle of the wits. I lost! Sometimes I even gave up..in total defeat!
They have been in the cupboards. Gotten into, what I thought were sealed containers, crawled into my toaster...even come into my BATHROOM! Now that is going WAY to far!!
Once I baked this gorgeous chocolate cake..from scratch. Nice thick chocolate icing with chopped walnuts all over the top. It was in my lovely crystal cake saver. The next morning when I woke up...went into the kitchen...MY CAKE WAS BEING DEVOURED BY THOSE LITTLE S.O.B's and I don't cuss!!
I grabbed the house and garden spray and sprayed completely around the lid and trapped the little suckers and cackled like the evil witch they turned me into!!!
So..when I tried to go out and plant my new flowers..I was not in the greatest mood anyway, (which don't look to healthy any more..) and they began to crawl up my pant legs...were on my face...even felt them crawling in my hair..but that could have been panic setting in!
Yesterday and today...I sprayed, parted plants, turned pots over, pulled plants out and sprayed their roots..sprayed branches of bushes, curled hoses, turned over garden decor, sprayed around the two garden sheds, every single crack in the pavement and sidewalks..fireplace, shutters on the front windows, along all the curbing and around the complete foundation of the house and garage...and I think I made a dent. That was yesterday...
"Yesterday, all my trouble seemed so far away...
Now I know they're here to stay..." (sorry, that song just came to me...)
So, today, before the heat set in...I was out with my "HOME DEFENSE" cleaning up the hot spots! Hey. WAR IS WAR! Then I calmly went on planting my new plants. All was quiet on the western front.
Just a few minutes ago while sitting here...feeling pretty good that I had everything under control...when I felt something crawling on my neck...SMACK! Right...an ant!!
Ok. Now I'm going to use my LAST restort! Tears.
Love and hugs,
It's little things like this that make one feel better....