Biting Red Ants
Those are not the kind of ants we have infesting our house. We have picnic ants. Little tiny black picnic ants.
Not all at once. No no, no no. First they were in the shower. That was back in August. Then they were in the back shower. Then they disappeared for a week. Then they showed up in the kitchen. We would plug holes. We would spray RAID into cracks and crannies and yes, I just said crannies because that's what this old dying house has.
And they would come back. Every day in a new and different place.
We got little traps. It didn't help.
Most recently, they have started coming through my outlet. The outlet that my computer plugs in to. The outlet RIGHT NEXT TO MY HEAD. This is actually how I know that (despite what roommate says) they are not biting red ants. I would have bites by now if they were.
They are the most annoying creatures in the world though.
Roommate says, "just put duck tape over the outlet."
Clearly she isn't aware of the two problems this presents. 1) IT COVERS THE OUTLET. How can I recharge the source of all my sanity of there is duck tape covering the outlet?? 2) This will probably push the ants somewhere else. Perhaps to the other side of the wall. That would be her room.
She's the type that calls me at work if there is a spider that needs to be killed. I highly doubt she wants the ants in her bed. She's also the type that presents the following argument for duck tape:
"Besides, several will probably get stuck to it. Then all the other ants will find out and run far far away."
She made the same argument for the RAID and the traps and the Febreeze (because we tried Febreeze too. It turns out Febreeze is just scented water.). Clearly that is not the ant's mentality.
Our landlady said that an exterminator would be called but we're still waiting on that. Heather suggested I go over to their house and get in bed with landlady and landlord and say, "I can't sleep in my bed because of the biting ants. I hope you don't mind."