Last weekend, we experienced a rare phenomena here in Southern California – it rained. Consequently, I didn’t feel like going out. To my chagrin, when it was time to get back to the daily grind of work, I found the door sill of my car blanketed with thousands and thousands of ants. And of course, that’s not all. There were EGGS!
Shocked and grossed out, my intial reaction was “EWWWW!” I really needed to get rid of those ants. However, I was running late and needed to get into the office. So, I did my best to get myself in the driver’s seat as fast as I could and close the door to keep the ants out. I had to delay cleaning up the door sill until after work. BIG MISTAKE.
Over the course of the day, the ants did some exploring, found the intake vents, and some were able to gain entry into the cabin of my car. Guess how I found out? You’re going to love this…..
The next morning, when I pressed the button to activate the windshield defogger, the vents started spitting ants! Not only did ants come flying out, but because of the shock of hot air, the ants that were not flying, en masse started crawling all over the dashboard. It seriously looked like a scene from the worst horror flick come to life……… yea, oh shit!
To make what could be a long story short, I did some online research and found the culprits to be called “pavement ants,” and the only real way to get rid of them is to get at the queen. I have since purchased 4 things of ant bait and hope to be ant-free very soon. Wish me Luck!