For the last few weeks , I have these spies coming on my kitchen bench. Yes, the first lot of ants who come and check things out, or maybe these ants have the best noses of the ant colony . I don’t know if the wet weather brings them inside or if it’s the smell of my cooking. So every time I saw one or two , I squashed the little buggers. Hoping that not another lot came to check things out. But they did and I squashed more and more ants.
In the sink there was a cup which had water in it , that was now covered with floating ants. Because every time I squashed one, I dipped my finger in the cup with water. To get rid of that ant on my finger.
I discovered that they were coming from a tiny whole above the window seal in the kitchen. And it was not just the one or two. No, it was a whole row of them now. I must have missed one of their spies . He was very lucky that he was able to slip through my fingers.
I don’t understand that they keep marching inn, because I keep the place so clean. I am so scared to get another invasion.
These little critters give me the creeps.
Two years ago, I had the same problem. Baked a cake and let it sit on the kitchen bench to cool down. As we had to go for a coffee somewhere , I went to get ready . Now, you probably can guess what happened next …
Aagh My cake was covered in ants. I could not take that one to my friends. So I ended up going to the supermarket and had to buy something to take for sharing. Off course not as nice as my home baked cake.
I was wondering how fast they walked . So I did get my ruler to measure and hold it again the window seal. They were crawling all over my ruler now. Terrible. Then I had to try to concentrate on one particular ant. Do you know how hard that is? When there is an whole army going back and forth and giving each other messages. Stopping while they chat and telling each other where to get that yummy stuff.
I worked out that they cover about 10 cm in 8 seconds. That’s including the stop for a little chat. This makes it about one meter in less than a minute. Incredible isn’t it with these short little legs. I want them to come now. I want the whole window seal to be black of ants. I want them to feed the babies with the yummy’s I am giving them. I bought it for them today at the supermarket, The same supermarket where I had to buy that cake , two years ago. I hope they really like it. I hope they like it as much as the cake, I baked. And if they do and I find out in the morning that they ate it all, I will add more Ant-Rid for them …..until there are no ants anymore.