Thursday, July 22, 2010


Apparently, having a toddler means having crumbs in the house. No matter how hard I try to keep my house spic and span, Nicole continues to drop food on the ground. Our dining room is carpeted with a shaggier carpet and the food is often difficult to spot. Additionally, I sometimes let Nicole take a few snacks downstairs to eat while she is watching her cartoons (I try to get her to eat as often as possible so that she can gain weight). This all adds up to a lot of crumbs around the house as I don't want to vacuum everyday.

This also means ants! I hate ants. They are all crawly and everywhere and just gross. But, they are like super smart or something because within minutes of Nicole dropping food on the ground, they are on it. I can't see them in my carpet because it is all shaggy and so I only see them when they emerge to eat Cole's crumbs. I vacuum a couple times a week to try and stop them, but they just keep coming back.

We have tried putting those ant traps outside the house near windows and doors, but it seems to be doing nothing at all, I just don't know how to get rid of those buggers. Ugh, this is just one more reason to hate summer, too many bugs!


Marie said...

Try putting the ant bait inside the house. They are child-proof. I have one in my kitchen because the ants like the cat food.

Or maybe you should vacuum TWICE a day!

Nate and Annah Butterfield said...

Ants are annoying. Remember all of those ants in the Hales and that one time we decided it would be a good idea to put food out in the open? That was less than smart of us.

Deanne said...

We have had success with MaxAttrax traps (inside in the corners). They are annoying for sure! Good luck.