My Ant Infestation
Almost everyone has had to deal with ants. And there are many ways to exterminate them; professional pest control, chemical sprays, solids, liquids, and so on. Recently, I had such an overwhelming invasion of ants that it was almost fun to watch then marching on their invisible super highway. But before long it got old and was no longer interesting.
I work in a historic, beautiful old building. My office is on the third floor. As autumn turned colder, I suddenly began sharing my office space with what seemed like millions of ants. They marched up from the floor, up across my wall, and behind a bulletin board. I wasn't sure where they were coming from or where they were going. Or why they were interested in an old bulletin board. But they were there and they seemed intent on staying.
Initially, I was content to watch them march up and down the wall, until they began also marching up onto my desk and occasionally up my legs. Since I found a can of ant spray in the supply closet, it seemed that ants were probably an amenity that pre-existed my employment. So I sprayed with the ant spray. I sprayed and I sprayed.
The ant spray only killed the ants that I was able to hit directly and soak. It's more likely they drowned than were killed by chemicals. The rest of the ants just marched around the wet spots until the wet spots dried. Then they resumed their march on their normal path. The only apparent outcome of using the spray was triggering my migraines.
I started to look for more natural ways to get these ants out of my space.
Pest Control Options
I searched the internet for solutions. Exterminators are pricey and the agency was unlikely to pay for it. Sprays were clearly not effective and the chemicals hurt my head. So I looked for options with fewer or no chemicals. I decided to do a water and vinegar spray. That concoction seemed completely ineffective. Then I decided to do a boric acide and sugar water mixture. Trouble was, I didn't know exactly what boric acid was and where to find it. It also sounded frightening. While looking in the pest control aisle at a local store, looking for this scary sounding acid, I found my solution.
"Terro Ant Bait. It Works."
Terro liquid ant bait. It works. That's not only a slogan, it's the truth. I am no expert on extermination. But I can say that my ant problem was large scale and persistent. And was solved by using Terro. This stuff is the best. I've stocked up on more, to make sure I have some on hand if I need it again.
|Terro Liquid Ant Bait|
Have Faith and Patience
Know that at first MORE ants will come. Yes, MORE ants. The amount of ants that came for the first 2-3 days was amazing. But that was good. It meat the Terro was doing what it was supposed to do. I returned after a weekend, and the number of ants was dwindling. Then I was in and out of the office for the next few days and the number of ants decreased. Approximately 7 -10 days later, the ants were magically gone.
|I placed the bait in their path|
Terro liquid ant bait is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, and effective way to get rid of the ants invading your home or office. I am overly sensitive to smells and chemicals, due to my migraine issue, and while I noted that there was an extremely slight scent, it was not a harsh chemical smell and it did not trigger a migraine. If you have an ant problem, I highly recommend Terro.