Ants. We have ants.
They started showing up in the sunroom. Then they migrated to the great room. I noticed what looked like a crack in the sunroom floor, right about where those suckers were showing up. So I called the builder.
The crack is there (which will be fixed…eventually), but it’s not the source of the ants. Even though the house isn’t insured against insects, he still did us a favor and bought a gallon container of some pesticide that’s also good on the inside. He sprayed all around the house yesterday and left the remainder on the porch. I sprayed inside after I found ants in my trash can.
Have I told you how much I hate ants?
Our builder swears by this stuff, though. Said he had a pretty bad infestation at his home and it took care of it. Keeping my fingers crossed that I’ve seen the last of them. At least until we get grass.
Yesterday the builder graded the back yard (although I have no idea when to expect our patio, driveway, and sidewalks to be poured; nothing has been formed yet). There was a killdeer nest out in the “yard,” but I’m guessing it’s not there anymore. I don’t see the bird or any sign of the eggs. I thought for sure the eggs would have hatched before the sod was laid (seeing as we need the concrete poured first). I just wasn’t counting on the yard getting graded before then. Oh well. Sorry birdie!
Yesterday I took a break from the old house. Of course that didn’t mean I didn’t work. I just put some of the stuff away, or at least moved the boxes to their correct room. Baby steps!
We had planned on having the house-warming party on the 30th. But since it looks like we won’t get our driveway and patio until after that day, we pushed it to August 11. Just as well. I wasn’t so sure I would be ready by the 30th!
So… how much do you hate ants? So annoying, aren’t they?