- watered the garden
- watered the porch plants
- washed the dishes
- unloaded the dishwasher
- decided what's for dinner
- started thawing the necessaries
- fed cats
- washed down kitchen countertops
- poisoned ants.
I'm pretty proud of that last one, which is evil and wrong from a 'live and let live' perspective, but ants in my house are Uninvited Guests and thus must be fed a delicious, delicious last meal of homemade Terro before sending them off to their dreadful lairs to pass along the gift of DEATH to their colony-mates.
They love the homemade Terro (recipe below).
It was kind of cute, really, to see the upsurge in interest once the scouts had had their fill and gone back (not very far, evidently) to the colony to alert them that sweet death was theirs for the having if only they'd come out from that crack between the kitchen window and the moulding for a taste. Little antennae kept popping out of the crack, waving around excitedly.
'Woo, Terro! I've heard this stuff is RAD!' at least one of them must have said. 'I've heard about this stuff and it will MESS YOU UP!! Woo!!'
Woo, indeed, tiny ant. Woo, indeed.
a shake of Borax (1/4 - 1/2 tsp)
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp warm water
Mix, then set out where you see the lil' darlins.
If it looks like they're croaking before leaving the bait, use less Borax. If they don't go away after a couple of days, use more Borax. Be prepared to have MEGA ANTS for a while until they get the message and skedaddle/die en masse.
Now I'm off to watch them drink up eternity, and cook dinner.