About two weeks ago, we started seeing ants crawling around our room. They mostly hung out on my desk, even though we did see them a few other places around the room and in our bathroom. At first we thought they were coming in through the window, which made sense because my desk is right beside the wall and the window, and little bugs like ants love coming inside when it starts getting cold in the fall.
After they didn’t go away after a day or two, I went down to tell our house mom. (She helps coordinate everything at our house, from meals to the maintenance man, while making sure that we don’t burn it down.) I told her that we had ants, and she gave me the little ant traps that usually do the trick. So I set them out by the window, on the floor around my desk, and by my roommate’s desk. Over the next week or so, I didn’t really pay attention to the ants because I was busy with tests and papers and life, and I never sat at my desk because I wasn’t in my room since I was studying so much.
Then, right before my very last test…I had one hour to finish studying, and I chose to stay in my room. POOR CHOICE. The ants were worse than ever, and I couldn’t handle it. Basically, I went to war with the ants. I moved everything off of my desk, found their favorite place on my desk (a tiny Tootise Roll), and took off on a killing spree. After using stickers and hairspray to clear away most of the ants, I had to go take my test, but when I came back…they were still there. Fortunately, the next day the Orkin man came and found their source (a space between the baseboards and the wall…behind my desk) and he took care of them. I found a few more while I was doing my post-test cleaning spree, but overall, I think they’re gone. I’m giving them until Fall Break is over, but if I see more when I get back….its going to be war #2, and this time I am going pull out more than just hairspray and stickers.
*I didn’t take any more photos…because it got rather graphic and gross. Let’s be serious, no one wants to see that.