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Ants

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We have a plague of ants in our house. The whole town is complaining, actually. People are paying ant-exterminators huge sums of money to come and sort them out, but to no avail.

Serves us right, though. We’ve killed off most of the natural enemies of the ant. And used so much poison that they have become immune! 

I have an idea for a business. I want to get myself an aardvark. A real one. A baby, if possible, so that I can house-train it. And so that it can be tame. They’re very shy creatures, in their natural habitat. Mine would be a real party-animal, though. After a good day’s work, of course. We’d call ourselves Maardvark. (Maggie and the Aardvark). We’d be available to perform our clean-up operation on any ant problem, large or small. We’d have to do the night-shift though, as Aardvarks are nocturnal, and, in their natural state, so are Maggies. 

Michael callously said that the Aardvark would be dead in a week, because of all the poison people spray on their ants. Point taken. But I’m still toying with the idea. Where to get one, though. And a license. Think of how in demand we would be! 

On a smaller scale, I was very pleased to note that a medium to large sized lizard has taken up residence in our living room, which seems to be where our ant problem is at its most active. Go Lizzy, GO! 

Because of lack of availability of aardvarks, I have researched other natural ant deterrants. You know, to deter the ants. I came up with a few possibilities. One was smearing raw garlic on ant infested sites. I had to stop this because, a) our flat smells like a round-the-clock pizzeria and b) Michael’s eyes were tearing up from the potency of my attempt at ant-igration. 

Another tip I got off the net, was that ants abhor the smell of ground cinnamon. So I sprinkled it on all the hot-spots, and was surprised to see that it actually works, to a certain extent. Our flat now smells like a cinnamon bun, but frankly, it’s an improvement. 

Copious amounts of vacuuming by Michael, also seems to have helped. The ants appear as a moving mass on our carpet, and no sooner have we sat down, than there are ants running up our bare legs. (Our legs are bare because we have shorts on, btw, not because we are nudists) 

Now to try the third tactic, which would be to wipe down surfaces with a 50:50 solution of spirit vinegar and water. Apparently they aren’t too keen on that, either. 

Any further tips would be so welcome. (Not Baby Powder, please) 

(And if anyone suggests a can of Doom, I’ll hit them over the head with it).

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Written by Maggie

March 26, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Try this: http://www.swmd.co.perry.in.us/reduce/reduce53.html

    Pennyroyal and mint …. easy to grow, hard to kill.

    mdmhvonpa

    March 28, 2007 at 6:20 pm

  2. She blogs again! yeah!

    supermom

    March 29, 2007 at 6:12 pm


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