Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I have lived in the country for six years now and I have had my share of bugs, mice and insects, but one that I have not encountered…inside the house that is…have been ants. Well, that changed the other morning. I fixed my instant oatmeal and reached for the bottle of honey to only find a couple of ants clinging to the bottle. Actually they were stuck and they were not going anywhere. So I pulled the rest of the spices out of the shelves to see how large an invasion I was facing. The good news, there were only a few more scouts and they quickly met their demise. What many folks do not realize is that the ants leave a chemical trail that will continue to attract ant scouts even if you kill all the intruders or even spray them with chemicals. So I took a wet rag and wiped down the whole area, and then followed with an ant spray. For most folks, they would stop at that point, but I am a little bit more aggressive toward those who invade my personal property, so I followed up with some poisoned ant food. This way the food is taken back to the colony and with a bit of luck it gets to the queen and shuts down the whole organization. Now, that step takes a little more time to be effective, so I have had to kill about one lone ant scout a day as he scampers over the stove looking for his comrades or a chemical trail. As of late I have not found any ants stuck to my honey bottle, scampering over the shelves, or wandering around on the counter top. Based on that observation, I am about ready to declare myself the victor; well, at least till the spiders start their migration in from the cold weather. Always something around here
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think you are.” – Christopher Robin
THE ALPHABET WIFE
After being married for thirty years, a wife asked her husband to describe her. He looked at her for a while, and then said, “You’re an alphabet wife ... A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K.” She asks ... “What the heck does that mean?” He said, “Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous, and Hot.” She smiled happily and said ... “Oh, that’s so lovely, but what about I, J, K?” He said, “I’m Just Kidding!” The swelling in his eye is going down and the doctor is fairly optimistic he will be up and around in a few weeks.
Well it is time for me to check my house perimeter for intruders. As always be good, play safe and remember to believe in yourself.
JR and Max