Monday, November 14, 2011

Flavour of The Day With Noora

Ants, Ants, Ants

My house is being infested by ants!! It is a really terrible site.

About 2 months ago, we were facing a cockroach problem. Every morning I would wake up to find a huge, brown, miserable looking creature in my kitchen. We got a company that sprayed our entire house and the problem seemed to be solved.

For the past three days however, I have been finding huge numbers of ants trailing around in my living room and kitchen. They are not only small ones, there are big ones with wings! The situation is just awful!

After following their trail, I found huge cracks in the floor and the sides of the walls where they were proudly giving themselves access into my lovely home.

The scary thing is that Yousef is always on the floor playing or munching on something and I am so afraid that he will get bitten by an ant. It happened before and his hand really swelled up.

Like a maniac, I crawled around the house filling the gaps with super glue (my husband’s idea) in hopes of blocking their way in and I vacuumed all the ones I could see on the surface.

It didn’t help! A few hours later they were back from the same crack, what shall I do?!


Anonymous said...

I have the same problem at home. You must clean the cracks well & put a powder or spray for insects then all the cracks must be completely sealed. It must be checked constantly till the ants are gone.

Enas said...

I have the same problem too. They come in summer and idsappear in winter. I tried everything; super glue, insects poweder and even some traditional ideas. They all didnt work, and the thing is that they always show up from a different location, so i really dont know where they live exactly. Did anyone try calling spraying services for ants? does it work? I have a baby too and he crawls, I fear he will try yo put them in his mouth!

Noora said...

I haven't tried the service to fight ants, however I tried it for insects.

Check Alwaseet newspaper on Fridays, it's filled with numbers. Also, make sure you exactly understand what they offer. One company tried to charge me for each visit (after the initial payment) saying that if anything reappears, it is not their responsibility!

Good luck and watch out for your baby.

Anonymous said...

it could sound weird but try to fill the gaps with clorox, then mix cinnamon ginger and cumin together with clorox to make it like a paste, then fill the gaps with this paste.
its safe for your son and non toxic.
hope this help

Noora said...

What a strange mix :) but it sounds like it can work.