I think I snorted something and shifted deeper into my pillow. An ant invasion is not enough to bring me up out of the sheets. Maybe if they were crawling on me....that gives me the willies. But knowing they were somewhere in the house...well as long as they aren't in my bed, I'm okay. If he had said MICE! I would have scurried up screaming. You can't trust mice to stay where they are.
I got up about 3 hours after he left for work. I got my coffee, started dressing and went to the bathroom to wash up.
Along one wall, I saw the "ant invasion" he spoke of. Nasty. I swear it was hundreds of ants. Ants going nuts, crawling in weird circles on the wall. It maybe have been funny if I wasn't so busy shuddering at the sight.
Others were in crazy lines leading from the floor to... my medicine cabinet?
I opened the door to seee what drew them into a medicine cabinet.
They were swarming over an empty bottle of my "big guns" cough syrup. The kind with hydrocodone and high powered anti-histamines...that would explain the crazy ant circles on the wall. They were gorked out of their pinhead brains. There was just enough syrup around the bottom of the cap for them to feast upon.
So I retrieved my heavy hitting ant poison. I love this stuff. It's gross for a while as ants find it and gorge on it. They carry it back to the nest and share it with everyone else. Usually within 3 days, my yearly ant invasion is over. They are no more.
I went back a couple hours later and shuddered again. I shook as the momentary willies crept over me. They had found the poison and the nastiness was growing. I kind of feel bad. I mean we've heard the children's stories about the ant and the grasshopper. I wouldn't bother them if they had stayed OUTSIDE. Unknown to the industrious little critters they were gorging to their death.
Ack. I get the willies just looking at it.
They are still gorging. If you think about it for a minute, you can draw your own allegory here about mankind gorging on sin, gorging to our own death. I threw that in for free because I really just posted this to report the awesomeness of this ant poison. And if you use it the way they show it on the box? You get a sticky mess spilling out on your floors, windows or counters. Put the label side down and do yourself that smal favor.
Meanwhile I continue feeding the ants to death.