Yesterday we experienced some torrential rain – enough so to push several inhabitants out of their homes and into ours. “Consider the ant,” says Proverbs 6:6. In that little passage we read how the sluggard – or the lazy one – should take a look at the industriousness of this little creature and learn.
I had a clue that we might be subject to ants in the house when we moved into our little new “old” domicile. There were a few ant traps in the cupboards – first clue. Second clue came when I realized the soil around our new old house is very, very sandy – the perfect landscape for these little critters.
It really is amazing how these creatures thrive even in adversity. I mean their entire metropolis was wiped out in a single rainstorm and still they prevail. They found entrance to a nice dry abode and have been sending out signals to their friends to hop on the Boecher café. Word is out, folks. It will be no time at all and we’ll be surrounded by little ants in army helmets, taking siege over our sweet little castle.
So we have set our own bait. Terro to the rescue. It’s really interesting to see them swarm to this stuff – belly up to the bar as they say. They hang around for a while and then unknowingly make their way back to the rest of their tribe and poison them as well.
I can’t imagine getting rid of an entire army with just a tiny drop of poison, but it does seem to work. At least it will until the next rainstorm.