We have a problem.
Great big, ugly carpenter ants.
In my house.
Did I mention that they are REALLY FRIGGING BIG??
When I got to the point where I was killing 10 of those horrible things in mere minutes in different areas of my house, I knew there was a problem.
I have an exterminator coming on Thursday to give us an estimate for a treatment.
I asked for a ball park figure, so I will be somewhat prepared.
I decided in the meantime, I would try to nip this problem in the bud myself.
So off I went to our local Superstore to find some RAID.
If there had been a camera pointed at me in the store, I would surely have given the security guys a laugh.
I would reach out to grab a can of RAID to read the label and only touch it with two fingers, right up by the lid. I couldn't even stand the thought of touching a PICTURE of a belly up ant. Ugh!
My facial expressions were probably pretty comical too.
But I finally found one that doesn't require spraying the ugly thing dead on to kill it.
I watched one of our not-so-little visitors crawl into a hole under our stairs. So I wanted something more like a crack and crevice spray.
And I found it.
I also bought spikes for outside our doors and ant traps that stick to the floor.
Next on the queu is to buy shares in the pest control companies.
Holy Mother of God. There's another one.
And I feel them crawling on me.
I got home and was on a mission.
I sprayed this crap everywhere.
I set up the traps and spikes.
And then I sprayed some more.
And when Leon got home I informed him that he had some bodies to pick up.
Because that, folks, is where I draw the line.