I don't know what my deal was Sunday night, but I couldn't fall asleep to save my life! I was tired, I could feel it. I just couldn't get comfy. I laid in every position known to man! I finally fell asleep around 1am. Knowing my alarms (yes, more than 1) would go off in 4 hours, I knew Monday would be a rough day.
Around 2am, my neighbor came home. We live in a duplex so there's great potential to hear every single move one makes. Now this neighbor has his work car and his personal vehicle. His personal vehicle is this monster of a truck. Why do the short men always drive the biggest things?!?
Back to me point... like us, they have a parking pad in front of their house along with a driveway. For some reason he likes to park the truck in the parking pad and the car in the driveway. Since that was not the location of said vehicles when he came home at 2am, he felt the need to switch the cars around. I have no idea what he hit, but I do know it wasn't our car. I hear a huge bang and wham! Awake was me! Again I have to go through yet another 1/2 hour of tossing and turning to get comfy and fall back asleep.
Yes Monday sucked!
But wait, it gets worse!
My only goal for the day was cleaning out the kids' Duplo table. Someone broke the top of it in a fit of rage (not me) and I finally convinced the little people to let me throw it out. But first I needed to sort through whatever crap they threw in the side pockets other than the Duplos. Which they are too old for anyway!!
I get the piece of crap table all cleaned out and just when I'm ready to vacuum, I see movement from the corner of my eye. Ants! Mother effing ants!!! Why am I so pissed about this? I'll tell you.
They have already been spotted in the kitchen around the back door. Not a lot, but you know when there's 1, more will come. Kind of like "if you build it they will come", although I don't what exactly I built! So we caulked the hole we thought they may be coming from. Ok, hot glue is more like it, but it's close enough. I bought ant spray and sprayed the shit out of the the doorway and surrounding walls. After the kids were asleep of course. Safety first!
A week later the bastards were milling around the front door and the closet in the teeny tiny hallway by the front door. I pulled out the vacuum, sucked those buggers up and then proceeded to spray the crap out of that door.
And now they're coming in the side window?!? Do we have ant crack in this house that I don't know about? Are they coming here for their fix?!?
Again, I killed them and I also Mr. Cleaned the window sill and surrounding walls. I spray the outside of the window, but I wasn't comfortable spraying the inside of the house on that part of the room. The kids play by that window all the time.
Each time there's not a lot of ants. A dozen or so, maybe less. But still... they are NOT welcome here!!! So help me God, this is a war I WILL win!
By the way, I tweeted about my frustration over these pesky things and this is the response I get...
Check out this page.
Go ahead, click the link. I think it's rather funny. If you don't want to, here's the gist of it.
An at home solution to getting rid of ants - Mix Borax, sugar and water in a little container with some holes poked in it. It will kill the ants, but make sure you keep it away from pets because its poisonous.
Hello! I mentioned my kids in my tweet. If it's not safe for pets, it surely isn't safe for kids. I would rather spray some areas and have them out of the house for a bit then leave traps like this throughout my house. My son is 4. Do you know what 4 year olds get into when they think no one is looking? Everything!!! Thanks, but no thanks!
As a side note, I have not seen anymore ants in the house. That's a good thing because my kids are about to learn some not so nice words if I see those fuckers again!