The other night, a friend asked, "So this is your first spring in the new house, right? Any surprises?" She meant, any plant/tree/vegetation surprises. John answered, "Garlic!" And I simultaneously said, "Ants!"
Ah, ants. Apparently something many Oregonian homeowners battle, and I've joined the army with true fervor.
And though there are, oh, 5,000 reasons on the list I won't ever be a loving-kindness-breathing Buddhist compassion role model, reason 5,001 is the glee I take in watching the ants eat the poison I've put out, and the happiness I get in imagining them taking that poison back to the home nest.
And like all the people on the internet, I can attest it is true: Terro is the ONLY ant killin' brand that works!