What was I thinking? Yikes!

@loved1 (5339)
United States
May 23, 2007 12:10pm CST
It is springtime again and that means the battle is on. You know the one I mean! You wipe down the cupboards, wipe down the shelves, sweep and mop the floor and terrorize the whole family about leaving crumbs behind...and yet the ants come marching in. I don't know about you, but I hate them! They will find the smallest drip of anything and invite everyone they know for a party. They are driving me crazy. So what do I do? I get the not so brilliant idea of feeding the daycare children pancakes today. PANCAKES! What was I thinking? Pancakes are easy and everyone loves them, right? Well, a bunch of two and three year olds do anyway and they also love to smear pancake syrup all over their chairs, the table and their heads. As soon as I set the last plate down I realized my mistake. If anything will attract ants, it is pancake syrup. So, I have spent the last HOUR washing the children, wiping down the chairs, table, floor, walls, etc to get rid of any trace of pancake syrup. The entire time I was thingking "You are such a knucklehead! Why in the world would you serve pancakes? Why not just send the ants an invitation in a pretty envelope? Doh!". Is anyone else having ant issues or is it just me? Does anyone have any great ideas about how to get them to form a conga line out the door?
3 responses
@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
16 Nov 07
Like you loved1, I also loath ants. There was once my cousin came over to my place and ate some sweets and drop one tic tac in my pile of folded laundry. I didn't realize it and kept the clothes in my wardrobe. The ants started to invade my clothes. When it first occurred, I didn't realize it, I wore the clothes to work and was bitten all over. The worse ones are those that were crawling around in my underwear! I was literally squirming the whole way during my commute to work! No way to get off to a nearest toilet, no place to hide on the crowded train to relieve my itch! It was horrible! Right now I found some solution on the net that I cannot wait to try out this week end. Salt and vinegar to clean the places where the ants are seen and regular maintenance after that to see if they will come back.
@loved1 (5339)
• United States
16 Nov 07
That is terrible! I can almost feel ants crawling all over me just thinking about it! I have never heard of the vinegar and salt method but I might just have to give that a try next summer.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
23 May 07
I wish I could have been there for some pancakes. I can imgaine the mess the kids made with the syrup. I haven't had ants in a long time. I think the best thing is to get rid of their food supply...and that looks like what you try to do. If you could afford it, you could have your house foundation treated for pests and insects. You are not a knucklehead. serving pancakes is a practical food.
@loved1 (5339)
• United States
23 May 07
Thanks for your kind words. Pancakes are indeed a practical(and tasty!) food but bologna and cheese is much less tempting to the ants!
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
23 May 07
I don't really mind ants, they're quite useful creatures as they do the spring cleaning for you ;). Asides from that, you can't get it clean enough for them to stay out anyways, the only option is to destroy their nest or place down poison on the ways they get in.
@loved1 (5339)
• United States
23 May 07
I would not mind them so much except all my daycare children think anything that can crawl is a SPIDER!!!! They see one and run screaming. lol I might have to break down and set out some poison at night when everyone is sleeping.