We’re all sick of my ant stories but I am compelled to share them until my home is safe again. Or, until I'm taken away in a straitjacket.
The outside ant-crack houses had proved successful, so I bought a 4-pack to replace those now-sucked-dry units. As I've experienced, ants have sleeper-cells just waiting for me to let my guard down.
This same company (TERRO) makes indoor units using the same poison. I thought, Why not? I purchased a 6-pack for indoor use.(Ant-killer stuff, not booze! I'll hold out until heavy-duty medication is provided at that special hospital)
The indoor stuff is in 3 inch, clear plastic strips, containing the lethal poison. You simply clip the plastic and any ant passing by is enticed by the syrup. That should take care of any that were able to slip by the perimeter units.
I put ONE on the windowsill near my desk and left the room.
Out of curiosity I checked for progress at the outside units first. Nothing. Apparently the word was out: Crack Kills. Especially if it's at that crazy lady's house. I threw my head back and laughed like, well, a crazy lady.
The directions clearly state: Monitor regularly for activity but do not interfere with the ants or baits. Replace with additional baits when the first set is depleted.
I checked the windowsill again. It was like a horror film! The sill was black with ants speeding in and out of the unit. Several had been killed in the stampede and the trap was littered with their bodies. The million or more survivors were sucking up the ant-crack and scurrying back to the nest.
I set three more traps and closed the door. I woke up at least four times during the night to monitor the activity. (I wasn't sleeping well anyway- I kept dreaming about that sci-fi movie from the Fifties with the giant ants.)
By this morning it is obvious that I am now attracting outside ants indoors. At this point I am seriously considering offering my home on E-Bay as the World’s Largest Ant Farm!
First, I need to see why there are men in white coats outside my front door . . .