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Old Jul 25th 2006, 8:27 pm
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Default What are these bugs doing in my house?!

They look like little tiny weeny ants.

When my husband left a Krispy Kreme box on the floor for half an hour on the bottom level of our house it was infested.
When I dropped a tiny piece from a burnt leaf from some corn on the floor in the kitchen on the next floor up of my house there were several there in half an hour
When we left a tray overnight on the deck at the top of my house the amount of bugs made me scream loudly :scared:

Yet... when my hubby dropped breadcrumbs all over the floor just near the kitchen and didn't sweep them up for two days ( ) there are no bugs there, and when I left a plate with the gnawed cobs of aformentioned corn on the floor in roughly the same area as the KK box had been no bugs. What are they and why are they so fussy? I don't geddit.
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Old Jul 25th 2006, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by suzimc
They look like little tiny weeny ants.

When my husband left a Krispy Kreme box on the floor for half an hour on the bottom level of our house it was infested.
When I dropped a tiny piece from a burnt leaf from some corn on the floor in the kitchen on the next floor up of my house there were several there in half an hour
When we left a tray overnight on the deck at the top of my house the amount of bugs made me scream loudly :scared:

Yet... when my hubby dropped breadcrumbs all over the floor just near the kitchen and didn't sweep them up for two days ( ) there are no bugs there, and when I left a plate with the gnawed cobs of aformentioned corn on the floor in roughly the same area as the KK box had been no bugs. What are they and why are they so fussy? I don't geddit.
I don't know, but I'd be calling the pest guy right away! I don't like bugs in my house, we have to have it sprayed monthly because of all the crickets out here, they make such a bloody racket!
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Ants hate drum loops

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Old Jul 25th 2006, 8:45 pm
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They're giving me the creeps, keep thinking things are crawling on me.
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Originally Posted by suzimc
They're giving me the creeps, keep thinking things are crawling on me.

omg hate creepy crawlies..we don't have that problem in our house maybe coz we have the pest control man come every quarter and spray inside and out....good luck!
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I use this....



Ortho Home Defense

You can get it at most DIY/Hardware stores. Works a treat and kills most bugs and it's safe for pets, except Goldfish, so don't let them walk on the kitchen floor.
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Default Re: What are these bugs doing in my house?!

Originally Posted by suzimc
They look like little tiny weeny ants.

When my husband left a Krispy Kreme box on the floor for half an hour on the bottom level of our house it was infested.
When I dropped a tiny piece from a burnt leaf from some corn on the floor in the kitchen on the next floor up of my house there were several there in half an hour
When we left a tray overnight on the deck at the top of my house the amount of bugs made me scream loudly :scared:

Yet... when my hubby dropped breadcrumbs all over the floor just near the kitchen and didn't sweep them up for two days ( ) there are no bugs there, and when I left a plate with the gnawed cobs of aformentioned corn on the floor in roughly the same area as the KK box had been no bugs. What are they and why are they so fussy? I don't geddit.


They sound like Sugar Ants. Dont leave any food out anywhere, especially anything that is sweet. It's best to keep cookies etc in the refridgerator and always wipe up any spills straight away otherwise you will see a mass of these little creatures devouring the spill. Check your bathroom as well as they will also attack the toothpaste!
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omg hate creepy crawlies..we don't have that problem in our house maybe coz we have the pest control man come every quarter and spray inside and out....good luck!

Us too...well worth the $$'s if you're as paranoid about bugs as I am.

BTW ants prefer sweet food.
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This might help:


http://www.grinningplanet.com/2004/0...er-article.htm
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
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Ortho Home Defense

You can get it at most DIY/Hardware stores. Works a treat and kills most bugs and it's safe for pets, except Goldfish, so don't let them walk on the kitchen floor.
Used it last week and seems to have worked a treat.
Prior to that they infested my BlackBerry which was a rather odd sight.
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Default Re: What are these bugs doing in my house?!

Originally Posted by suzimc
They look like little tiny weeny ants.

When my husband left a Krispy Kreme box on the floor for half an hour on the bottom level of our house it was infested.
When I dropped a tiny piece from a burnt leaf from some corn on the floor in the kitchen on the next floor up of my house there were several there in half an hour
When we left a tray overnight on the deck at the top of my house the amount of bugs made me scream loudly :scared:

Yet... when my hubby dropped breadcrumbs all over the floor just near the kitchen and didn't sweep them up for two days ( ) there are no bugs there, and when I left a plate with the gnawed cobs of aformentioned corn on the floor in roughly the same area as the KK box had been no bugs. What are they and why are they so fussy? I don't geddit.
Sound like sugar ants................. perhaps they have been on a no carb no sugar diet as they seemed to devour the Krispy Kreme, Corn ..........but interesting? not the breadcrumbs? they must of been wheat crumbs or they sent themselves into a sugar crash ?
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Originally Posted by Tbag
Sound like sugar ants................. perhaps they have been on a no carb no sugar diet as they seemed to devour the Krispy Kreme, Corn ..........but interesting? not the breadcrumbs? they must of been wheat crumbs or they sent themselves into a sugar crash ?
Corn contains natural sugar. That's where corn syrup comes from.


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Hate ants and all kinds of bugs, went and bought a bunch of ant traps and various sprays to combat an ant problem here. I would suggest getting an exterminator in, if its at all serious, i would insist on it myself from my apt complex but the exterminator is an idiot
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Originally Posted by Tbag
Sound like sugar ants................. perhaps they have been on a no carb no sugar diet as they seemed to devour the Krispy Kreme, Corn ..........but interesting? not the breadcrumbs? they must of been wheat crumbs or they sent themselves into a sugar crash ?
They avoided the coffee spill that I found on closer inspection too, very odd.

Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I'm off to itch some more now...
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Originally Posted by BigDavyG
Used it last week and seems to have worked a treat.
Prior to that they infested my BlackBerry which was a rather odd sight.
Maybe they were confused by the label?
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