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Re: March 2017 - Lucky Spring at the Bird's Nest

Hello all, wow it was insane at work today, lol.

 

I'm experiencing something at home that I've never experienced in the 15 years that I lived here.  I don't know if it's because of the odd weather we had this winter.  I'm seeing ants, maybe 3-5 a day in the master bathroom upstairs.  I've had no windows open - where in the heck are they coming from.

 

I will probably buy ant traps and have to get creative about where I put them.  Grayson is nosey and checks everything unusual out. 

 

It's always something, lol.

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I would sure love to have Conrad back. Maybe I should call YAPS tomorrow to see what they have. NOPE, cannot handle a dog now but would love to have a Scottie - they are so adorable. May call just to say hello

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birdmama wrote:

Hello all, wow it was insane at work today, lol.

 

I'm experiencing something at home that I've never experienced in the 15 years that I lived here.  I don't know if it's because of the odd weather we had this winter.  I'm seeing ants, maybe 3-5 a day in the master bathroom upstairs.  I've had no windows open - where in the heck are they coming from.

 

I will probably buy ant traps and have to get creative about where I put them.  Grayson is nosey and checks everything unusual out. 

 

It's always something, lol.


 

@birdmama  How about thousands of ants!  Every summer, they come inside, and this year for the first time, they came in during winter.  I have tried so many different things to discourage them, and the numbers have decreased, but to have them come in twice a year and stay for months, horrible, to say the least.  I sweep them into the sink, no pain for them, instant kill, but others come in their place.

 

I remember my Mother telling me she opened her freezer and it was black with ants.  So consider yourself lucky, and after reading this, I am sure you will, lol.

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@mousiegirl  Thank you, I was thinking of going to bed.  I am now itching and scratching all over, rofl.  

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@mousiegirl  Thank you, I was thinking of going to bed.  I am now itching and scratching all over, rofl.  


 

@birdmama  LOL!  Once, in the middle of the night, DH jumped out of bed yelling he was getting the spray ant killer.  I hadn't wanted to use that stuff, but when they come into your bed and attack, and they BITE, then I let him do it.  I left the bedroom for an hour or so, as I am sensitive to chemicals.

 

Last year, I cut tons of lavender stems, stripped the flowers, and dried all.  I put the stems on the deck at the slider, and the flowers on the kitchen window sil and counter, and it worked to a degree, but they can travel under counter rims, tricky devils.  I never wanted to kill them as they are hard workers, but when I couldn't cook due to them, that was the last straw!  I bought lavender oil recently, and use a cotton ball to apply it under the rimss of the counter.

 

Next arsenal will be 4 tablespoons of olive oil to 1 tablespoon of mint extract, spending a small fortune on these dudes, lol.

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@mousiegirl  I think I know where they are coming from.  I have a ceiling fan thing in the bathroom.  You know, you kick it on to get steam out if your shower is too hot - like an exhaust fan?  The one I got stopped working.  It's not like I used it alot, every once in awhile I'd flip it on.   Maybe a couple of times a year.  I know where the raid ant traps are going first, lol.  

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@mousiegirl  I think I know where they are coming from.  I have a ceiling fan thing in the bathroom.  You know, you kick it on to get steam out if your shower is too hot - like an exhaust fan?  The one I got stopped working.  It's not like I used it alot, every once in awhile I'd flip it on.   Maybe a couple of times a year.  I know where the raid ant traps are going first, lol.  


 

@birdmama  Interesting,  My bathrooms don't have those, but they will when they are redone, as I have been wanting them for years

 

The ants don't come through my range top fan, thank goodness.

 

Good luck! Smiley Happy

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@Possummink   Awww love the shoes on the baby bird.  It always makes me feel good to see humans helping birds (especially).


@birdmama @Possummink I second that!Heart

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