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The Ants Go Marching

Last week, one day after it rained, a very disturbing thing happened.  I saw an ant in my kitchen.

UGH.

Of course, the little critter didn’t last long, and I didn’t think much about it.

Until.

It rained over the last few days.

And I saw more ants.

In my kitchen.

Now, I don’t mind if the ants go marching, but it darn well better not be down my wall or on my kitchen counters.

Else the popular refrain will quickly be changed to the following…

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching one by one,

The little one is caught under  Virginia’s thumb,

And they all go marching down to the ground

To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching two by two,

The little one gets smashed by Virginia’s shoe,

And they all go marching down to the ground

To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching three by three,

The little one cries, “grab a gurney!”

And they all go marching down to the ground

To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

You get the point.  I am not a fan of bugs.  Of any kind.  But I especially can’t stand bugs that seem to think they need to be domesticated and enter my home.  Outdoors, no problem.  Have your habitat and love it!  I won’t step on your ant hill, and I will encourage my kids to respect you, your six legs, and your home.  But, set your little segmented body inside my house, and the terms change.  It’s my territory, and I won’t tolerate breaking and entering.  I have to keep my family safe, and that includes keeping you, Mr. Stinking Ant, out, and if that requires deadly force… well…

So, despite the fact that I had planned a lazy evening with my family, on Tuesday, Hubs and I loaded the kids in the van, and we went to the store, where we bought ant bait.  When we got home, we placed the ant baits and used Raid Max Bug Barrier outside around the window. Overkill?  Perhaps.  But, it did the trick.  No more ants in my kitchen.  and it rained again yesterday…  and it is about to rain now.  I keep walking over to the window area and checking to make sure there are not any little arthropods crossing the threshold.

If any should dare, I am well armed and prepared.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.