Friday, March 13, 2009

I Wrote It; You Name It

I battled flies, bees, rats living in a tree in my backyard, and now, as of last night, ants. My home was invaded by ants last night; big red ants with black stripes. I never saw more than one at a time, but I proceeded to kill them, one at a time, over the course of four hours. I probably killed 75 ants last night and they kept coming. I can’t say if it was stubbornness on their part, or perhaps each subsequent group was actually a search party looking for the previous group. If the latter was the case, I am an asshole.

BTW, it is Friday and have a great weekend, even though this is our second Friday the 13th in as many months. Freaky, huh? I bet you all can guess what I am watching tonight? Tradition!


PS- if you hate the current template for the blog, don't worry- so do I. It will be changed soon.

7 comments:

Your mother said...

borateen with powder sugar they love it and die

nanc said...

kanrei - do they look like this? if so, they're not true ants but members of the wasp family - you must find their nest and obliterate them or set bug bombs off under your house provided you're not on a cement foundation.

they're attracted to water so check this out on how to get rid of them.

before you do, pick one up with a pair of tweezers or something at put it next to your ear and listen to it scream!

muuuuaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!

Kanrei said...

Nanc,
They don't look like that. They are not fuzzy, are more brown than red, and have two black stripes on the big part of their butts.

Serena said...

Yay! Your blog is visible again! And I don't even mind the template. At least, I can see it.

You've got ants with big, striped butts? Are you SURE they're ants? They sound more like warriors from some Third World country. If you can't get rid of them with the stuff you can buy commercially, then I'd say it's time to call in the pros. Good luck!

nanc said...

kanrei - this is the info of the day at refdesk - it's almost as though they're spying on you...

Kanrei said...

That actually could be it Nanc, but there is no good news in that link for me either. For example, the idiot ants try to sting electric wires and cause shorts.

nanc said...

are you in florida or texas? because THESE are a problem in both places - good luck getting rid of them. i know people in florida who have them.