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My name is Steph, and I am a senior Marketing major with a Communication Studies minor. Since this is my last year at Butler, my main goal is to enjoy every moment that I have left, while doing as much as humanly possible. I am a marketing analyst at the Butler Business Accelerator, a Speakers Lab tutor, and a Butler blogger (obviously). I also am an Alpha Phi, the President of the Butler University Student Foundation, a member of Alpha Kappa Psi (a professional business fraternity), and a member of the Butler American Marketing Association. In the small amount of free time that I do have, I love crafting, watching large amounts of television, and enjoying my favorite comfort foods, like sweet tea.

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Ants. Ants. And More Ants.

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.

One of the little suckers...

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.

4 Responses to Ants. Ants. And More Ants.

  1. Kristopher says:

    OMG what a horror story, did the ants go away? We had ants really bad last year & it took 3 trips from the Orkin man to kill them all.

  2. Dr T says:

    Do you have any openings in the home from which they are coming from? Using caulk can stop them from coming in by sealing windows, doors and any cracks the ants crawl through. It will also lower energy bills!

  3. Michael says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your experience with Ants. Those things really can get out of control.

    Just curious, what kind of ant bait did you try? Usually ant bait traps work really well because they allow the Ants to take the poison back to the nest and kill the rest of them. This process usually takes a little longer, however.

  4. Kristen Raves says:

    This is hilarious! Thanks for giving me a good laugh.

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