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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The trick is to live in a house built in the 1940s (in good shape, of course). This whole neighborhood has so many ants I'm surprised the lawn doesn't get up and leave, but I haven't seen a single ant in this house this year. No pests live in between our drywall because we don't have drywall - foot-thick solid walls just don't give pests a place to go. It makes adding wiring a bitch and a half but it's worth it!
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