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Dead Ant Walking - Kentucky Fried Pest Control - Ant Assassin For Hire

Dead Ant Walking - Kentucky Fried Pest Control - Ant Assassin For Hire


The sugar ant saga went on for weeks. I tried to be kind and organic. Nothing was working. My patience was wearing thin.

Each day they grew in numbers as the bravely walked around in my kitchen like they owned it. There was nothing that was safe. If I accidentally left anything out on the counters they were all over it.

The last straw was when they showed up all over the downstairs toilet. Crawling all over the tank and marching around the rim. I thought I was about to go mad!

Kentucky pest controlI Googled how to kill ants on the Internet and found they didn't like cinnamon, so I started with that. It seemed to work around the toilet but at the back door they found other ways to get in.

Next, I tried chili powder. That worked for about two seconds too. I think they thought I was happily feeding them or supplying free drugs. They ate it up and came back with their families and in-laws  to party.

When all hope was gone, I whined on my Facebook page for help.

Within minutes I had all kinds of remedies. One suggested cornmeal. Another suggested I stomp on them and then a friend offered her sure fire killer in a tube poison. Desperate...I decided to take the last one up on it. Within minutes, I drove to her house to pick it up.

She located it in a plastic tub in her garage and handed it over. With a knowing smile she said, "They're gonna DIE!" I raced home with my prize! Excited to have a mission.

There was only about a fourth of a tube but I squirted it in all the places they were making a trail from. I walked around the house and to my surprise they were on every corner making a trail up the wall and under the siding. Some were carrying eggs!

My imagination was running wild as I could see they were making big nests in the walls of my house! This was WAR!

Determined, I re-baited the next day too. They were eating it up like they were eating KFC with all the fixins.

After a few days or so they were slowly disappearing. I had run out of that tube, so I ordered a few tubes more.

Good thing I did because after a week...they were back. Must have been babies that were born or relatives back from being on vacation. I baited again and now I think they are gone.

You can be sure I have an extra tube of bait on hand now. Who's BAD! 


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Comment balloon 15 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • June 07 2010 11:24PM

Comments

Oh my -- looks like you have won some battles... I hope you have won the war! Those ants are the worst.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 8 years ago

Lizette - I'm glad you're winning the battle.  You're cracking me up with...."They were eating it up like they were eating KFC with all the fixins."

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 8 years ago

Joan - I thought I was losing my mind! They were EVERYWHERE!!!

Michelle - LOL They were into that stuff...must have tasted delicious. 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 8 years ago

I'm not too crazy about bugs outdoors, but, indoors is really ucky and time to declare WAR!  Glad you seem to be getting the best of them.  Certainly sounded like they were trying to take over!

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 8 years ago

KFC alone should kill those critters.  Glad you got all over them.  Funny story telling....

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 8 years ago

Sue - I'm usually pretty easy going but I have to draw the line of death on bugs in the house.

Larry - You are right enough of it will kill anything.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 8 years ago

git 'em Lizette..................I fight this battle evey Spring and win------- until the next Spring.

Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) over 8 years ago

You're BAD Lizette.  I applaud your green efforts, but sometimes you have to use chemicals - you just have to.  Nice job!

Posted by Vic Steele, Broker/Consultant (Vic Steele, Broker CA BRE 01349863) over 8 years ago

Kathleen - I've lived in my house for 6 years and I guess they have had plenty of time to move in. Times have changed for those critters.

Vic - That's right...I'm BAD!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 8 years ago

One morning a few years ago I woke up to find my husband sitting in the kitchen reading the newspaper. Above his head a line of ants were walking along the window sill, up the side of the cabinet and across its face, down the side of the wall and into the kitchen sink. I was astounded that he would sit there like that, knowing this line of ants was marching by and do nothing!

Windex kills them, btw.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Lizette,

 

Thanks for the very well written post.  It had me laughing.  :)  Here's to getting rid of them!!!

 

Lori Cofer

Posted by Lori Cofer, REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate (Beasley Realty) over 8 years ago

Go Gettem' Lizette. Great post title by the way. Like Elizabeth states... use Windex.. works everytime.

Posted by Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services) over 8 years ago

So what did you wind up using?  This story is hysterical Lizette!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 8 years ago

Debra - I ordered Dupont Advion Ant Gel Bait from Pestmall.com.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 8 years ago

Thank goodness they are gone!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 8 years ago

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