Sunday, July 20, 2008

Boy was I ever wrong!

Not more than a couple hours after posting that I thought I had those darn ants this time *picture Dudly Doo-Rights' arch nemesis Snidley Whiplash standing on a hill and shaking his fist if you will, about as effective* I come into my previously untouched realm of the kitchen to find a literal swarm. These little buggars usually tend to limit themselves to coming in, of all places, my bedroom closet...don't know why, and love to find tiny places in bedrooms on both sides of the house, hitting both places in the same day once, but they've always stayed away from the kitchen...amazingly enough.
NOT TODAY.

I was taking some pictures in what passes for my lighted picture taking place *read...kitchen counter* when I happened to look over and see...





I'm still amazed I had enough mind sense to snap some pictures but I attribute it to the fact that the camera was actually in my hand and in the "on" position.

I think there were literally over 100,000 of them and while I may tend to exaggerate some, this time maybe by 10 or 20 only.

I really think I got them...this time...

8 comments:

kaleesi said...

Love your coffee cups!!!
Ants - I hate them -
I can remember as a kid they got in the house and we had friends over and we all spent over an hour killing them all. My mom wound up putting all boxes of food like cereal in the stove to keep them safe from ants and that led to another disaster.... ;)

Fishstikks said...

Aren't those coffee cups too sweet! My Mom bought them for me. I love looking at them.

I can only imagine what happened with the "cooked" cereal...

Carolyn said...

ugh... I had this problem in my old condo... I think my unit was built directly over the worlds largest ant colony..... oh the horror!

Fishstikks said...

Hehe, the horror of it all I say!

I'm thinking that the ants in my neighborhood have directional signs to my house as I've seen them come over from both my next door neighbors as well as what I have in my own yard.

goatgoddess said...

Orange oil - you can find it at health food shops or feedstores - great stuff - thin it down per instr. spray and you got yourself a ant barrier for a while (till it wears off) and is safe for all pets :)

Fishstikks said...

I will definately keep all these wonderful suggestions as weapons in my aresenal to keep at bay this invading horde of...well, invaders.

Thanks everyone for giving me such great ideas!

LunaGraphica said...

OMG - I've had this happen before too and it took awhile to get rid of them! Traps work great - lots of them! Good luck. :-(

Fishstikks said...

What I find most amazing is how many people have been affected by these little buggars.

They're insidious I tell ya!

*yes, my BIG word of the day, hehe*