Ant Rant

If you cannot take another rant from me about the bugs this is your opportunity to stop reading because what you are about to read will express our frustration over ants (hormigas – OR mee gahs). These little creatures who have a job to do, what that job is can only be to annoy Joe and I. We have just about seen it all between the lizards, flies and slugs in Playas, the bats in the rental across the street and the dreaded mosquitoes everywhere, so we worked hard before we moved into this house to have it free of everything…We had Fredy and Patricia filling every crack and crevice inside and outside of the house – of course they both thought we were a bit off our heads requesting such a thing here but we insisted. Joe and I came into the house on Sundays when the crews were not working and soaked all the woodwork, door and window frames with insecticide not once but two weekends in a row to be sure everything moved out before we moved in…Well hormigas were everywhere after only a few days in the house. It was like they knew we were coming, they were walking on the walls in the kitchen, YUCK, in the bathroom, around the cistern, on the trees in the garden — everywhere you turned what did you see, ANTS…. Teeny tiny ants thousands of them. Marching Marching Marching! Joe tried to follow their march to find out where they were going or where they were coming from but he could never locate their nest(s). We tried boric-acid, sweet n low, El Secreto de la Abuelita was stuck in every corner of the house, window sills and door frames. Patricia had a weird look on her face when we were discussing something in the master bath and she saw this glob of gunk stuck to a corner of the brand new tile. Finally Joe found a product from Agripac that is strong stuff to take care of those tiny intruders. Clorpilaq 480 EC seems to have done the trick!  WARNING: THIS IS POWERFUL STUFF USE WITH CAUTION.

Joe decided to spray everything, the yard, the trees, the outside walls, everything. The first day he used a gallon jug to mix up the solution and sprayed it on with a small spray bottle. On Wednesday we found a great looking sprayer at the local hardware store and Joe went to town, spraying everything in sight.

Well it made a big difference I woke up this morning to find not one ant anywhere, none in my kitchen, none in my bathroom, gone!!! Now lets see how long that will last before Joe needs to spray again. I detest using chemicals but in some situations it becomes necessary and we felt that we could not live with the number of ants that were running around the walls.

CAUTION: Please read instructions completely this product is very concentrated and can be toxic if not used according to the manufacturers directions!!!