Friday, September 04, 2009


It's been a big year for ants this year around here. They've been digging up the yard in huge ways, and getting in the house. I had them in the kitchen earlier, but got them away for the time being with Terro and maybe help from diatomaceous earth (which I spread around outside on the hills).

But over the past week or so, I've found an ant here and there, every so often crawling on me when I sit in the sun room. But I couldn't figure out where their path was. Today, I saw one on the sill, so I put out some Terro. I think I found the path.

There are a lot of hungry ants in that pile, so I put out another bit an inch or two away; maybe they'll use that one, too.

I try not to kill critters just to kill them, but ants, cockroaches, and any rodent that finds its way into the house (outside of a cage) is fair game. (I haven't seen a mouse or rat in this house, thank goodness!) It still bothers me to kill critters just for doing their natural thing (even out in the garden).


  1. We have huge carpenter ants in our cottage, and I don;t hestate to do what it takes to get rid of them. Ugh!

  2. We had them all over our bathroom, and the Terro has worked a charm.

    my word is fietedic, which is what I'd say to the ants.

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