I was going to post something cool today, but instead my house got invaded by fire ants. Again. For the record, I hate (hate! hate! hate!) ants. Especially fire ants. And today I found them in my pantry (my pantry). Shouldn't the pantry be sacred or something?! And even worse. They got into my M&M's.
There will be blood.
Thank heavens I had done at least one Napstravaganza project and it was cleaning out the pantry and getting everything into air tight containers, so there really wasn't much food I had to throw out. The apparent draw was a giant deli box of cookies from Jason's Deli that my sister in law gave us on Sunday. You would not believe how many ants were in that box. Shudder.
But the worst part? They have been sneaking into the kids rooms and biting them while they sleep. Only one or two bites, but that is enough. A few weeks ago it was worse and poor Tot woke up with probably ten bites all over her little body. I found a giant nest in one of her stuffed animals. Is there anything sicker than that?!? So I sprayed all around the inside and outside of the house, and they stayed away for a few weeks, but they are back.
And so, I have spent my morning killing ants with bleach, setting out traps, walking around the yard (and finding a fire ant mound the size of an adult pillow - NO LIE) and sprinkling ant killer everywhere by the ton. Later today I will be fogging the house and then later this week we will be spraying all around the yard and fence line and probably inside again just to be sure.
I am telling you, There Will Be Blood.
Or at least a jackload of dead ants.