Out of the Blue

We were noticing a few ants finding their way into the kitchen, so we called the exterminator to take a look. When I explained that we occasionally saw as many as a dozen at a time, it seemed like he was trying not to laugh. Apparently we are not infested, nor are we in danger of having our house destroyed by carpenter ants (our house is brick to boot). He did a little spraying outside just to make the trip worthwhile, but he told us we were just seeing little probes from what he called "picnic ants," and he made it clear that if we had a real ant problem, we'd know it.

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As big a coffee guy as you are Blue, I'm surprised you forgot that ants hate coffee grounds. Take your used grounds for the week and sprinkle liberally around the outside perimeter of the house and around any any hills you see and they will pick up house and move away. Did that last year and haven't seen a one of them this year. Plus it's safe for Hudson and the Gunnar-man.
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