This picture shows the telephone jack in one of the rooms in our house. As you can see, for some reason it’s being swarmed by hundreds of little ants. In fact, many of the outlets in our house are currently being swarmed by ants, and we can’t figure out why. Most of them seem to be carrying and/or laying eggs, too. It’s pretty depressing.
At least with some plagues like cockroaches, crickets, and millipedes, the animals are easily identifiable and so is the solution (step on them and/or just clean your damn house), but in this case, we’re baffled. We cleaned the outlets with a mop to get rid of the ants but within about an hour they’d somehow swarmed to other outlets. Of course, it all somehow happened when we were at work, and when we came back our friend Gina was with us, since she’s staying at our house. Now she probably thinks we’re just filthy.
It’s sad living here sometimes.
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