Friday, July 07, 2006

Ew, ew, ew!!

And ew again! Every Summer we have lived at our house (this is our 6th year), we end up with ants in the house at some point or other. The first year, I completely freaked out because I didn't realize there were ways to get rid of them and since I hadn't been expecting them, I only found them after they had been in for a couple of days so there were lots. I now know I can use "Ant B Gone" which is a bait that ants find attractive but that has a bit of poison in it that they bring back to their nest to eventually kill the queen and the whole colony. Of course, I have to be careful where I put this stuff with the kids around. I have figured out the usual places where the ants tend to come in, so I look around everyday and put the bait out as soon as I see even a few. And for the most part it works. The problem is, I now have some in the garage that seem to be completely ignoring the bait and if I can't get rid of them, they will likely end up in the house. Anybody got any tips that have worked for you? Hmm... are you seeing a pattern here? Don't like ants, don't like mosquitoes, but you know what? Funny enough spiders don't really bother me!

I still haven't taken the progress pics, but I plan to do so soon. Although I'm still feeling smaller, I need to make some serious plans to improve my eating. It's like I can't resist sweets to save my life these days! I need some of that mojo that I'm reading about that many of you blends have lately. Bah! Why does this have to be so tough? And why can't I get my ass in gear about this? Something has got to change and soon. It's so frustrating!

Sorry if I've been a little MIA in the comments department on your blogs lately. I've been reading but haven't had a lot of time to comment. I'm going to dedicate some time over the weekend to catching up!


At 6:08 AM, Blogger chantal2bfit said...

Don't like ants either. Luckily, I don't have any in my house. But I get other insects once in a while like wasps & other crawlies (no cockroaches or rodents though, thank GOD!). I don't know how they get in! Anyways, I saw this product in one of the circulars where you spray it around the foundation of your house and it's supposed to discourage all kinds of insects from coming in. It's also harmless to your plants. If all else fails, you can always call an exterminator. Good luck!

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Brit-Man said...

Well you could buy a typical spray, which would have some mild benefit.

You will acheive what you want to :-).



At 8:02 PM, Blogger KatieFeldmom said...

Yucky on the ants. Just reading it makes me all itchy!

At 6:46 AM, Blogger Lori said...

I have the damn ants too...babies.



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