I never dreamed when I blogged about our ant covered high chair seat that I would get lots and lots of emails about ant problem remedies. You guys feel pretty strongly about how to get rid of ants and I am for one…grateful…and THANK YOU!!! There was an overwhelming consensus that Terro ant killer was the way to go. We have been battling ants for a few weeks now. I try to keep a clean house…I really do…I have such good intentions…but I also have 3 wee Kelleys home who tend to drop crumbles from their breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner on the floor. And I may or may not, not sweep up every single day. So I may never win the Best House Cleaner Award. But alas, I try…sometimes.
Last night we did some last minute ant smashing and cleaning before we headed to bed and I thought maybe, just maybe this is the end of these crappy little creatures that have seriously gotten on my very, very last nerve. I won’t even begin to tell you where all the ants have invaded in fear of running you off for forever. And we’ve tried to get rid of them…really, really tried and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned some more. Ugh. They still show up. I scream and yell at them and say things like, “You stupid, stupid ants.” while I stomp the ever loven’ life out of them. And then realize all the wee Kelleys are just staring at me and soaking up every time I used the word stupid…which is a “not very nice” word in our house and we tell them not to use it. So I may not win the Mom Of The Year Award either.
I got up early this morning and went for a swim with my friend Jess. When I flipped on the kitchen light to grab my bag and hit the door…there they were…again. Back with a vengeance…like they have a personal vendetta against me. We tell our kids that the word hate is saved only for the Devil…we totally Hate the Devil, but I personally, Hate ants too. Ants and the Devil…I hate them both..strongly! I was so bummed leaving the house with all those ants going crazy in my kitchen and all under our kitchen table…it killed me to close the door and leave, but I didn’t want to leave Jess hanging. So after a good hard swim and one of Jess’ homemade cookies while I drove home…#breakfastofchampions…
I remembered the Tarro suggestion. On my way home I went to Kroger…no Tarro. I went to Walmart…no Terro. I went to Target…no Terro. And finally Ace Hardware…no Terro. Everywhere I went they were out. We’re talking shelf completely empty and none to be found anywhere in the store. This made me feel like the stuff was legit though and it also made me feel like I wasn’t alone in our ant battle because apparently a lot of other people have ant problems as well. There’s nothing like knowing others are hating on ants like me. Misery loves company.
At Ace Hardware the worker dude was like, “Oh yeah, Tarro is the best. I can’t keep that stuff on the shelves.” But I didn’t want to go home without something…just anything that would give me some hope that I could finally kill off those three bodied little beasts. So the worker dude said this was the next best thing. Apparently very similar to the ever coveted and sought after Tarro…
When I got home I started laying out the traps everywhere. I even boobie trapped the outside of our back door. Now I’m ready. I’m ready to kill those little guys for real. But here’s the hard part…I want to come in and just innihilate them all…I want to just smash them to smithereens, but that’s not how this stuff works. I have to just let them live…it is so hard seeing them crawl all over, but this ant killer is like blue kool-aid for ants. The little ants are drawn to the, I assume, good tasting goo or whatever is in the traps, so they go in and take a little piece. Then they decide to share, because apparently ants do have good manners, and they take some of the tasty goo back to their colony and then pass it around. A little later…bam…death…sweet, sweet death and a house free of ants. YAH for Humans and our tricky ant killer.
So now I wait. I have been quite obsessed all day watching the traps and seeing if there are little trails of dead ant bodies left lying around on our floor, but none yet. I really hope this stuff works. It does say on the box that it’s guaranteed to work. I hope they are not liars. If they are, I just wasted money, time and an entire blog post on my ant problem for nothing. I suppose, if ant death does not occur, I will have to stalk the trucks that deliver Tarro to the stores. That would be a little on the sad side.
And if you love ants and think they are wonderful and cute and lovely and you would never ever kill one…then I suggest that you don’t read this post
Happy Ant Killing Wednesday!