Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bring Your Ants to Work Day

You know you have an ant problem with you get to work and 1, 3, or 5 ants come crawling out of your purse.

God knows how they got there, but they are there (and seriously disgusting).

So far, I've tried the cayenne pepper, the cloves, regular ant traps and liquid gel traps.

The ants are multiplying rapidly, but the gel traps seem to have worked the best so far. I put them out at about 4:30 and all four traps are more than halfway filled with dead ants. How fabulous.

However, the only problem is, is that when one dies a sticky, gooey gel filled death-- another scampers out of no where.

I thought that I found the crack that they are coming from and filled it up with some caulk. Unfortunately, that was not the hole and with some serious acrobatics, flexibility and a flash light, I think that I have determined the exact location of the ant problem. Sadly, a large washer/dryer is in the way and I have yet to come up with a plan to caulk a tiny crevice that I can't reach.

6 comments:

Darth Mama said...

Yeah you have to be careful when killing ants... I've hear that they actually collect their dead, so if you leave a dead one chillin' it actually does attract more.
We were having an issue and good old Raid seems to have done the trick. We still get a couple every now and then but not real often.

Darth Mama said...

oh, and that should have been "heard".

A.D. said...

OMG...call in the professionals. I hate ants! They give me the hibbity jibbities, big time. Shouldn't your apartment people take care of that? They can't expect you to live with an ant infestation!

Ashley said...

The exterminator is coming soon, compliments of the apartment, but I still wanted to do something.

Ashley said...

The exterminator is coming soon, compliments of the apartment, but I still wanted to do something.

JKW said...

EWWWW...ants are a royal pain in the you know what! We get them from time to time and I can't ever find where they are coming from...well atleast I think I find the spot...seal it up...and then find them coming from somewhere else...yuck...hope they go AWAY soon!