So. The previous owners neglected to tell us about the MASSIVE ant infestation of our new house. They are coming in the tops of windows, through the plumbing, through every single available crack. Sealing them out is impossible-- it’s a 135 year old house.
I’ll be calling an exterminator shortly, but here is my problem:
We are going on vacation next week, for the week. We have a petsitter coming to take care of our cats. I am not comfortable filling the house with pesticide and then leaving them unattended for 23 hours a day for a week. I want to be around incase someone gets sick.
However, every morning I must clean up the ant train to the cat food & cat litter, sprinkle thier new entryway with baby powder to block them. Sometimes it takes them a day or two to find a new entrance, but they always do. I walked around the house today trying to ID all the places they could get in, and it seems hopeless. There’s a crack/gap every six inches.
I can’t simply remove the cat food and litter. I can’t expect the cat sitter to clean up the ant trails every day. I got to thinking, what if I gave them a food source outside? The ants I mean. Just for the week. Like a big bowl of cat food or something. Would that keep them out of my kitchen for a week? I just need the week. Then I can have an exterminator come and slaughter them.