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June 26, 2008

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Sir Tannen Wamsley

I also live here in Oregon, these ants are driving me nuts.

Geech

You eat steamed zucchini? That's totally sick. I can't believe you even told us that.

Oh lord, that's gross.

Kathy_Likes_Pink

I wonder if your ant infestation is related to any of my ant infestation?

Mine are all around the kitchen sink and counter around it. I windex the hell out of them when I see them. They die a toxic death and my counter and sink look shiny.

Suburban Kamikaze

Throw in the towel.

My son once had an ant farm. We had to mail away for ants, because apparently none of the 347 varieties thriving in and around our South Florida home were suitable to farm life. Or perhaps we were the unwitting subjects of a study called "Who is Stupid Enough to Pay Real Money for Mail Order Ants?"

The ants arrived in what appeared to be an airless tube that sat in a metal mailbox in full sun in July for most of the day.

You could have cooked an egg in there, but the ant casualty rate was about .02

bighairenvy

I've heard that chocolate covered ants are a delicacy in some countries. You won't even have to pay the shipping fees :)

Cactus Petunia

We're fighting the battle up here in rainy Oregon, too. We thought maybe they were seeking refuge from the rain, but maybe they just formed an ant caravan and came up from California to escape the smoke. Have you found a trail leading north?

My daughter swears by spraying the heck out of them with Windex. Gets the floors and kitchen counters clean at the same time!

Cactus Petunia

We're fighting the battle up here in rainy Oregon, too. We thought maybe they were seeking refuge from the rain, but maybe they just formed an ant caravan and came up from California to escape the smoke. Have you found a trail leading north?

My daughter swears by spraying the heck out of them with Windex. Gets the floors and kitchen counters clean at the same time!

Grandma J

No, you can't eat them! Someone will get wind of your merciless cannibalistic slaughter, and report you to the SPCA or FART (Free Ant Resistance Team) who will no doubt slap a heavy fine on you for upsetting the eco-balance of this endangered species.

Auds

OMG your commenters crack me up almost as much as your original post. lol @"if you can't beat them, eat them!"

Seriously though, being that I already tweeted you about the Terro and Splenda/Aspartame, I can think of nothing else aside from launching a trident in your house...but much like cockroaches, ants would probably survive that too!

ok, where was I

You do have it bad! More power to you, though, if you can eat them. I agree with the cereal--that's the last straw.

We had brown lady bugs and box elder bugs (don't know if you get those in CA) a few years ago so bad that I had to keep the vacuum out--as in middle of the floor and plugged in--in the kitchen so I could suck them up before, during, and immediately after I cooked. I'm sure we ended up eating some in the lasagna or something and I just didn't realize.

That was finally enough to get me to give up (also a pesticide fearing tree hugger here) and call terminex. We'll probably have three or four eyes later in life (and this fear was not alleviated recently when I discovered our terminex guy "no longer works for the company") but it is sooo worth it.

Lynette

Your ants are TOUGH. I know California ants are tough, but I didn't know they were antartica tough...

Musing

I feel your pain! We were invaded a couple of weeks ago.

So far, the little trap thingies have seemed to work the best.

Alias Liz

Oh Swams!! hahahaha. And I do emphasize the hahaha. That was too funny. I nearly strangled on my Maxwell House when you said that you were going to EAT THE ANTS. hahaha.
You're awesome
xo
Alias

KD (A Bit Squirrelly)

They don't like liquid dish soap. At all. I don't know why.

My dad ate ants once that got into his Soda one day. He said they are spicy.

Best of luck!

24Crayons

I have the FLYING ants. There are only a few left, but I am winning the war!!! Muwahhahahahaha!

MommyTime

I'm guessing they were making a little colony in your sugar canister BEFORE you put it into the freezer, and then like little tiny desperate victims on the Titanic, they climbed up out of the sugar to try to stay warm -- or something. Anyway, we had this problem.

After all else failed, our solution was big and mean. Well, small and soft-spoken, actually, but he carried a big stick. Labeled Orkin. He puffed poison into nests in the walls (really, I didn't want to know more than that) several times. Since then? bye bye varmints.

Rick's Cafe

Undoubtedly the fires have made the little imps more brazen than usual, which means you have only 2 choices.
1) You can run away to the Casba with me. or
2) Get out the chocolate. Both White and Milk chocolate make those little bugger taste pretty good!

I suppose you could turn draconian, forcing family to only eat at the kitchen table and clean everything several times a day so there is no reason for an ant to want to be in your house. But that's just obsessive.....or so I'm told.

Meg

Ew! I had no idea they would venture into the freezer. Them's some hardy-ass ants you got there.

tj

...Yeah, I'm with you on this one - if you can't beat 'em then eat 'em! lol... ;o)

...And I was wonderin', if an ant made it to your stomach alive and could manage to float on a piece of mini wheat, how long could it live? One of the many things I ponder. As well as, why do I need this much coffee?... ;o)

...Happy Friday!

...Blessings to ya...

Hallie

Run to Home Depot and buy this.

It will rock your world.

http://www.terro.com/

You can thank me with PRADA.

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

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