Gah, the spring ant invasion has begun
Last night Mesicha Stubby Tail kept crying. I ignored her for awhile, thinking she just wanted me to come in and play with her. She is, after all, sequestered in Tovi’s old room by herself (and given that she and Batya send each other’s fur flying on sight, this is a necessity). Finally I went in to check on her. Full water bowl. Full food bowl. Wait! Holy crap, the food bowl full of food was also full of ants! This morning ants have also discovered the kibbles for the other cats in the kitchen.
Every spring hordes of ants literally pop out of the walls and from among the floorboards and tiles. They make trails down from the electrical outlets. Even if your kitchen counter is clean (and it is seriously important at this time of year to make sure it is impeccably clean at all times) and there is not an ant in sight, if you set some juicy food morsel upon it for five minutes (say while trying to prepare a meal), ants will seem to spring out from nowhere and bam, they are all over it.
I’m going to spray some mint water around today. I’ve heard that it is supposed to deter them and maybe it does but last year it didn’t seem to do a thing.