Monday, December 31, 2007

Isn't it funny.............

Photo taken by Poaqao from Flickr.)

the thoughts that run through your mind at 5 AM when you awake and can't get back to sleep? Well, maybe not funny. Maybe a better word for them is strange. My thoughts seem jumbled this AM. Not connected to each other. And for me that is strange. My thoughts usually follow some kind of pattern and are at the very least related. Not so this morning. They have jumped from wishing I had more windows in this house to wondering why the ants seem to like my home year round. We have at least 2 inches of snow still on the ground that hasn't melted or been blown away by the wind. Wouldn't you think that all the ants would be in some kind of hibernation? Not so, it seems. As I went into the kitchen and flipped the light switch on to get a drink, I happened to look down to see probably 30 ants gathered around what looked like a small piece of pizza that had inadvertently been dropped un-noticed on the floor. With a steady line of ants walking toward it from under the cupboard. This actually was fascinating yet at the same time made me angry. I mean here it is 5 AM and I have uninvited guests in my home EATING! Where do they come from this time of year? They are the small red ants.......I have called them 'piss ants' for a number of years. I call them that because they 'piss' me off. I really don't know the proper name for them........nor do I even care! After watching them munch on the piece of pizza for a little while, I went and grabbed the ant spray that is safe to use indoors around children and pets and sprayed them and the not so straight line of all of them and under the cupboard. Hopefully that will take care of them once and for all! That's the way I take care of uninvited guests that enter my home in the wee hours of the morning and eat!

10 comments:

janeywan said...

EWWW!

I'd be a little pissed myself. There are worse things that could be creeping around. lol

We get infested with flies, certain times of the year. I guess that comes with living in a barn. lol

Rachel said...

Sounds like you need to hire an exterminator. You might have a colony under your house that doesn't hibernate in the winter and it could be bigger than you think.

Spellcaster said...

Just like that damn spider I had in my shoe!!! EWW!! But I agree, you might want to get an exterminator in case there is a colony.

Shawny Sun said...

There are actually breed of ant in FL that can bite and hurt. I at one time thought I wanted to live in FL but realized that there were too many things that could bite me there. LOL FL even has spiders that jump and attack you.

It is odd to have ants at this time of the year. In my new apartment, I keep seeing medium sized black spiders. They are in the same area. I have concluded they are entering from the front door. They usually die from me stomping them in the living room. Irony...they die in the living room. Anyway, I think that I'll put some weather stripping on the bottom portion of my front door. I can see light poking through on one spot and have concluded that is where the spiders are entering.

I could be wrong, of course.

Darn those piss ants!

Hugs

Ame said...

ewww!!! I won't tell Oldest ... she'll freak!

I've also used baby powder indoors ... place it around the baseboards ... I used it a lot when my girls were babies.

SUE said...

Well at least the dang biting fire ants here in Florida stay outside! I have tangled with them a few times, and it is not pleasant. Right now we have almost microscopic little ants that must come in through the tiniest of cracks. They will go straight for the cat food, but are easily exterminated with one shot of spray. Love your blog!

River Rat said...

It's just too cold for me to be an ant in Michigan right now! Love ya!

Pearl said...

Hope the nervy little things got the message this morning. I sure wouldn't be happy to have those intruders either. Get tough...Tell them to make your day!!!!.lol

Hugs,

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clew said...

Odd indeed! Never heard of ants in the dead of winter.

Do you have a basement? I can't remember. They sound like what we call "slab ants" - they seem to favor homes that are on slabs.

I'll remember to always WAIT to be offered a snack when I'm there. ;)