Friday, September 19, 2008

What's up with the ants??


Have you ever been stung by a fireant? Our yard seemed to be infested with them for a while. I finally had a friend spray for them because they were starting to come in our house. There would be a crumb of food on the floor and 500 ants would be trying to take it. But the weirdest thing that has happened was when I found a laundry basket that was full of CLEAN clothes sitting the in laundry room COVERED in ants. What the heck??? I could understand (maybe) if it was a pile of dirty clothes with maybe food on them or something, but a pile of CLEAN clothes?? It was so frustrating! I wasn't sure what to do, but I decided to fry the critters. I put the pile of clean clothes into the dryer and started it. When it stopped the lint screen had little ant corpses all in it. It was pretty rad.




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8 comments:

glittersmama said...

I grew up with fireants in South Carolina. Horrible things.

They can swim, and they swarm when they are in water. It's making my skin crawl just thinking about it. If you get a bite--before you scratch it--dip a q-tip in bleach and dab it on the bite. It takes the sting out. phew.

Chillygator said...

Oh, man, that sounds so gross!!! I'm not even a fan of the normal-sized, less-biting black ants we have here. Sick.

Tori :) said...

Ooh! Thanks for the tip GM!

Millie said...

My cousin went on her mission to Texas and still has fireant bite scars on her legs. What a fun souvenir! ;)

Poor Texas people. Hurricanes, fireants...

S said...

Lil avee FREAKS out about ants, what a baby. Finally I got one little booger got me once. Man oh man that hurts like hecka!!! Love the tip, make I will move to TX now with a tip like that:)

S said...

I must have PTSD cuz I can't even tell the darn story right! LOL

aurora said...

Good thinking on the dryer. I wouldn't have thought of frying them! I am all for drowning... I would have tossed them in the washer. :) but your way was less work! I'll remember that.

No Cool Story said...

I hate fire ants, they traumatized me as a child. I have been bitten by them several times, two really bad. I was an expert at standing or kneeling on their anthills.

FAIL.