More Freaking Ants

Yesterday we had a minor infestation at the bottom of the back door. Ian discovered, I bagged up the sheet that was there and sprayed. Done. No big deal, but seriously annoying after Sunday’s debacle.

We picked up another can of spray.

This morning, after Ian left for work, I started rewashing our regular comforters. The ants are out of them, they just still smell a little off, I’m guessing from all the formic acid from the bazillions of ants that died in them in the washer and dryer.

So when I went to finally organize my desk, of course the washer wasn’t done with its cycle yet when I found another freaking hornet’s nest of ants. Am I mixing metaphors? I’m addled, as my stepdad would say.

Those dirty SOBs!! I had to bag up a quilt and my bathrobe, and throw a big frame and my lamp outside as well, not to mention the basket of folded needs-to-be-put-away laundry that will now be washed, dried, and folded yet again.

I want to be Ripley with a flamethrower just to make sure they’re all dead. Ugh!!

And now, as I sit on the couch writing this, Amarillo is pawing at the wheel well of Abby’s ride-on toy, so who knows what is lurking in there. Maybe she just lost a ponytail holder. Fingers crossed!

At least I can now sort the multitudes of frames and mats we’ve been amassing from art store dumpster diving and yard sale leftovers. Ian found me a box of six matching frames, so that’s going to be a fantastic set once I get inspired, I can’t wait!

Amarillo got it–it’s just a fuzzball. Whew!


5 Comments on “More Freaking Ants”

  1. tigger62077 says:

    Exterminator. It might just be time for one, especially if Ian is tremendously allergic!

    • April says:

      I don’t think we can swing that right now. We’ll have to see how it goes.

      • tigger62077 says:

        Check around – sometimes they have good deals. We subscribed to Groupon, just because there’s sometimes some really awesome things…such as an exterminator, mere days after we found that ant nest in our ceiling. We haven’t used it yet, but we yanked it. It was like $27 for a service normally well over $100! 🙂 We haven’t had much in the way of problems since then but…

        (as I type that, I look down and see one scuttling across my desk….)

  2. My skin is crawling again! I hope that is the end of it. Maybe put those ant traps around?


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