The fun just never ends around here. If it's not centipedes, it might be cockroaches. If not cockroaches, maybe spiders. If not any of the above, rest assured - it's ants.
These are smaller, faster critters that seem to appear out of thin air (trail schmail) and multiply exponentially while you are watching. I've had them come suddently pouring out of the overflow gap in the bathroom sink when I was brushing my teeth - redolent of an over-affected horror movie. I've had them camoflauged in a pile on my kitchen counter (which is a dark corian-like marbly design anyway), keeping possum-still such that I thought it was a big crumb. Went to brush it off and they exploded in a frenzy of ant-y antics... yikes!
But today.... oh, today took the cake.
As you can see from above, the ants appear willy-nilly in odd places around the house. We had noticed they seemed to get into our new printer, because we could see them in the LED screen.
Oh, ha ha, isn't that funny? Boy, those guys will just get into anywhere.
But soon (days later), the 3-5 ants that we could see scurrying around in the window were looking suspiciously like 10 or more. Hmm...I even printed something and there was a little flattened ant carcass on the page.
This might not be so good afterall. We should investigate further. So Michael opened up some flaps and looked around and... oh dear... there seemed to be a plethora of ants!
So we took the printer out to the deck and started banging & shaking & trying to knock the ants out. Insufficient. We started dismantling the thing, and every new uncovered crevice and cranny turned out to be infested (yes, infested) with ants and ant eggs. To wit...
So we are feeling pretty proud of
ourselves. We have, once again, met the creepy crawly devil and emerged victorious.
... my head kind of itches. Yours?