+ Reply to Thread
Like Tree6180Likes

Thread: FORT Koffee Klatch

  1. #14791
    MRD
    MRD is offline
    FORT Fogey MRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    somewhere resting
    Age
    52
    Posts
    16,893

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    My daughter is a hair genius. Thanks Gut.

    I wish I could remember what song we were belting out. Obviously one I liked a lot.
    Que me amat, amet et canem meum
    (Who loves me will love my dog also)

  2. #14792
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered prhoshay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Right Here, Right Now
    Posts
    25,180

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    After several years of being left alone, I have a stupid ant invasion on my computer desk. I used to blame this on my son, but he hasn't live here in several years!!! Between that and the occasional stupid, disgusting lady bug appearance...and me not being insect-friendly....I feel the grouchies coming on!!!!
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

    When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!

  3. #14793
    There are Cameras?!? Arielflies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    With My Thoughts
    Posts
    19,691

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    prhoshay - use talc powder along the ant trail all the way back to the point of entry (probably a wall or pipe). I found that works wonders as a death machine for the pesky pests and once I've swept up the smothered, I leave a bit of the talc in place to catch any others foolish enough to make a try of it.

    My only problem is the perfume in talc - yuck - next time I have a problem I think I'll try Baking Soda instead.
    The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)

  4. #14794
    Being VIP Yardgnome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Harnessing my evil for good.
    Posts
    5,470

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Prhoshay, I always buy the ant killer that is like liquid gel. You pour some out, or put out the container, the ants will swarm it and leave and you'll never see them again. You might want to do it at night, because you will have a ton of them feeding off it. Basically, they eat it and leave. Whenever I had any problems at my old house that worked wonders and got rid of them very quickly. Most hardware stores will sell it in the rodent destruction area.

  5. #14795
    MRD
    MRD is offline
    FORT Fogey MRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    somewhere resting
    Age
    52
    Posts
    16,893

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Love ladybugs. They are good luck.

    Ants though can be so annoying and hard to get rid of. Good luck
    Que me amat, amet et canem meum
    (Who loves me will love my dog also)

  6. #14796
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered prhoshay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Right Here, Right Now
    Posts
    25,180

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Lady bugs will soil your clothing, and they stink. They're kind of luck, I don't need.
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

    When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!

  7. #14797
    FORT Fogey Lil Bit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Age
    55
    Posts
    3,396

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    We used to have Ladybugs. They don't stink and they don't bite. Then the farmers in Iowa brought in what is called "Asian Beetles" to eat aphids on soybeans. Now, just a few years later, we are absolutely overrun by these nasty little creatures. In the fall, after the crops are harvested, these bugs are everywhere. We have to spray our doors and windows just to make an attempt at keeping them out of the house. They will get inside and crawl under the woodwork or anywhere they can wriggle. They bite, they stink, and they taste horrible, so they have no predators. (I know this for a fact, because I got one in my mouth one time after it crawled into a can of Diet Coke that I was drinking. Yeah..I know..ewwww!!)
    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  8. #14798
    Pineapple! ClosetRTWatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Groovin' with my human boom box
    Posts
    4,534

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Bit;3852069;
    We used to have Ladybugs. They don't stink and they don't bite. Then the farmers in Iowa brought in what is called "Asian Beetles" to eat aphids on soybeans. Now, just a few years later, we are absolutely overrun by these nasty little creatures. In the fall, after the crops are harvested, these bugs are everywhere. We have to spray our doors and windows just to make an attempt at keeping them out of the house. They will get inside and crawl under the woodwork or anywhere they can wriggle. They bite, they stink, and they taste horrible, so they have no predators. (I know this for a fact, because I got one in my mouth one time after it crawled into a can of Diet Coke that I was drinking. Yeah..I know..ewwww!!)
    Ewwww Lil Bit!!!

    We have those darn Asian Ladybeetles also. I loved ladybugs growing up, but these little buggers are SO annoying! In the fall when it starts to get cold they gather all over the southern exposures on homes in my neighborhood and we must end up with 4 or more in any given room in our house! The worst part: they bite. It isn't terrible, but they will give you a nice nip to test out whether you are something tasty to nibble on!!

  9. #14799
    FORT Fogey Lil Bit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Age
    55
    Posts
    3,396

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Ewww is right. Roxie won't even eat them, and she'll eat anything!
    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  10. #14800
    Fort Regular angelic_one2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    8,574

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;3852009;
    Lady bugs will soil your clothing, and they stink. They're kind of luck, I don't need.
    I have those lady bugs too, prhoshay. Hate them! They come in the house as soon as it warms up outside.
    "Success is falling nine times and getting up ten." - Jon Bon Jovi

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.