Monday, October 30, 2006

Can't Sleep; Ants Will Eat Me

I spent Saturday afternoon in the front yard trying to clean up some of the landscaping. I was particularly annoyed by a patch of weeds growing next to our garage and made it my goal to clear them away. In pulling the weeds, however, I managed to unleash Satan's own army of ants. They were everywhere and they were pissed.

Jay had insisted that I wear shoes and socks rather than my flip-flops, but it wasn't long before the ants were climbing up my shoes and into my short socks. I went inside to change into long socks, but that didn't help much. Pretty soon they were crawling up my pant legs and biting me everywhere, all the way up to my back.

It's a good thing our neighbors are too far away to see into our yard because I panicked. I left a trail of shoes, socks, pants, and yes, even drawers, from the driveway through the garage and into the house.

I decided to leave the ants alone and work on our flowerbeds instead, but I itched for the rest of the day.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

You left your drawers in the driveway?! I am shocked.

Ruth said...

I had a similar experience helping a friend house hunt in central Florida. We both walked right through a fire ant HQ so I feel your pain!

Darby said...

HAHAHAHA!!! I would have paid money to see you running into the house stripping as you went! :) Ants suck! We have them bad here, so I know what you mean. I hope you didn't get bitten too badly.

anna said...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I too would have paid money for that sight.

When sydney was 3 she woke us up one night screaming about ants biting her and we just thought she was having a nightmare so we sent her back to bed. Well she kept waking up and finally I went in to "show" her that there were no ants and lo and behold her bed was crawling with them. They had come in through an electrical outlet next to her bed. I felt sooooo bad! Needless to say I got some borac acid and set to dusting our entire house with that stuff~!

Ants are no fun
Especially when their in your pants.

TLS said...

I have a horrible childhood memory of ants invading the back seat of our car. My parents decided to take home a bush from the land they owned in Florida and took the whole ant nest with them. As we were driving they crawled out of the trunk and literally invaded my suitcase of Barbies, biting me and inciting me to panic!

Jenny said...

I, too, am wishing there'd been a secret surveillance camera set up to catch you stripping and running... though I must say that there are several occasions that I'm glad *I* didn't get caught on one.
Hope the itches are gone...

Anonymous said...

One of the best ways I know to eradicate ants is to use javel water. It may burn the grass and flowers and leave them dead but believe me, ants will never come back again ! :)