Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ant Infestation!

National Geographic Readers: AntsWe're being taken over by ants!

Tiny black ants are driving me nuts by showing up all over the place. As soon as I kill a bunch of them in one place, there they are in another place!

Now, I understand that we live on a tropical island, and a certain amount of insect activity is to be expected (as per the brochure issed by the military housing office)....however, the ant population seems to really swell occasionally. Like right now.

AntsIt's like a plague around here. They even infested my Bible! That's GOT to be against some kind of commandment.

Anyways... YES we've had an exterminator come. YES we've done our own spraying also.

Hot Shot MaxAttrax Ant Bait 4 Count 2040WAnd YES we've sealed up all food and cleaned up all food crumbs to stop attracting them.

(Which is difficult when you have two toddlers roaming the house like Hansel and Gretel leaving trails of food, by the way.)

So we're getting it under control.

But Boo just came home and said that all the backpacks and lunchboxes at school got invaded by ants too.

Actually, her exact words were, "My backpack is full of ants. I need a new one." This said while bringing said bug-infested backpack INTO the house.

I told her a small bug infestation wasn't grounds for an entire new purchase, and helped her take the backpack into the yard and clean it out.

Although, come to think of it, maybe I could use that line to get a new HOUSE.....

Would that work on the housing office?

1 comment:

  1. What a nightmare! We had trouble one year, but those little poison boxes got rid of them.