ANTS in your pants (in your house)!
March 6, 2008 1:05pm CST
What do you do when you have (not a mob), but 1 or 2 ants that are in your house? I am hoping there is not an army moving in. It may be from my cats who do go outside for short periods. But what do you do when you find an ant or 2? Do you ignore it? Do you kill it? Do you carry it outside? Etc. 2 nights ago, it was past midnight, and I was lying in bed in the dark. Suddenly, but luck, I saw this little ant crawling on my blanket, about a foot from my face. I was so surprised! Eeek. There's no way I would kill it. So, I had to get my butt out of bed, took a piece of tissue, and swooped it up. But (don't laugh at me!) it was pouring outside! And so it would make me feel terrible to let it outside, where I know it would drown in 2 seconds! I opened the door and considered putting it on the tiny back stairs area, since that was fairly dry, but way too small, that it would have to face the rain soon! (And news said it was going to pour all night). So, finally, I shook my head, walked back into the house, and brought it to the table that we have covered in potted plants. I put the kleenex there. But unfortunately, then it will be walking around the house again likely. Now, going on the next story (sorry so long). But last night, another ant was on my desk (my cat had just laid across my desk too, making typing extremely slow for me). ;o) And I was having some frozen juice with a napkin underneath, where I saw the ant was in happiness, sucking on a drop of sugar (from juice). Luckily it stopped raining last night, so it was drier. Now, I couldn't help it, but after I finished the juice, I put it in the container for about 45 minutes, and stopped in it's tracks, and just took in all the juice drops (sugar). That made me feel much better. Finally after that, I brought it outside, and blew it off. Hope it is living happily ever after! ;o) But I must agree that it is a big burden with ants walking all over your pants. In fact, the fist night when there was one in my bed, I was itchy and tossing and turning the rest of the night, thinking I had them crawling all over me. But would like to see if any of you do the same as me also. Thanks!
• United States
6 Mar 08
What a caring person you are to treat the little ant as though it was close to you. You did a good job of taking care of the little guy. I've never given much thought to an ant being in the house. We don't usually have any problems with ants. Our cat would play with it for awhile and eventually kill it. Have seen her eat one a few years ago.
6 Mar 08
I guess i am not as at one with nature as you are! I dont squish them either, but i figure that if i put it back outside, i'ts possible its just going to come back in again... so i flush them down the toilet! lol. Any bugs i find in the house i flush. Hey i didn't kill them, the water did!!
• United States
6 Mar 08
Oh goshness! Hearing how you don't squish them but..." I was wondering in what way you put them outside or something, and then the flush! Eeek. If you do kill them, I'd probably prefer the squishing. That way, they will not be suffering like when they are drowning or suffocated in the water. ?