OK. If you are still with me here, I want to share a tip with you. Ants have been a problem for the past two years at pretty much this same time of the year. I think it's too cold for them, too, and they are seeking better digs ;-) Ha Ha..Those little "piss ants" ( that's what we call 'em. Squish one and they smell like, well......., they smell bad) They come up around my faucet in the bathroom. Last year I sprayed them with hair spray, but that was messy to clean up (I don't like to use pesticides unless absolutely necessary, but hairspray is almost as bad). Prevention was my goal. When I first noticed them this year I smeared the faucet with Vicks and that held them at bay, but I needed to seek and destroy, too. Believe it or not diatamaceous earth is a perfect ant killer. When they walk in it, it gets on their little exoskeletons and dries them out. And they die. And if they manage to get back to the nest with this stuff on them, others die. And somewhere in their tiny little ant brains they must know this because they disappear after sprinkling that stuff around. We are fortunate here in northern California as we have a ready supply of diatamaceous earth; it is mined here for sale to food companies, pool supply businesses, and wineries. All that is needed are a few chunks of D-earth and a box grater (the thingy you use in the kitchen to grate carrots and such) and simply grate the stuff along the ant trail, I always leave it for a couple of days, but really the ants disappear over night. I am not so naive as to think they have all suddenly died, but they leave my house and that's really all that matters! So here's to habitat, earth friendly ant killer. Thanks for stopping by!!
P.S. Someone mentioned they were glad I started posting again on the Two Dogs blog and that made me very happy to know someone is actually reading it! THANK YOU!!!