October 21, 2014

Ants Are Everywhere

English: Ants eating slice of an apple!
English: Ants eating slice of an apple! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago ants can be seen crawling about almost anywhere.

For years, I have been keeping my kitchen clean; I have been making sure that the foodstuff that inadvertently made its way on the floor was removed and I personally saw to it that any small remnants of food was cleared away from off of my kitchen countertop.

However, the ants still explore the floor in the kitchen and the kitchen countertop; it is as though those little ones are on the constant hunt for food.

Whenever food is cooked, I have to make sure that I put the leftovers in the refrigerator as soon as the food has cooled.

And, the ants have good timing too; if you allowed your food to cool and you do not put it away in time, the ants are going to help themselves to it (Apparently, they love a home-cooked meal like everyone else).

Do the people in the United States and in the United Kingdom have this same problem with ants?

The ants deserve a chance at life too; however, at times, I do feel that they are competing with me. Thankfully, there is a lot of food to go around; enough for the ants and I.


  1. Good question Renard. Ants are not a major problem where I live, certainly not as bad as you describe here.

    I do occasionally find a small nest in my garden, in the greenhouse or in the compost bin, which I destroy immediately. I don't get ants in the house, unless one has sneaked in on my clothes.

    Very occasionally, there'll be some flying ants buzzing around, which means I have to keep doors and windows closed, but that hasn't happened for a couple of years and it only lasts for a few hours.

    And that's about as bad as the ants ever get here.

    Having said that, I am quite sure there are other places in the UK, perhaps even within Hedge End, where the ants are as much of a problem as you describe in this blog post. It all depends on whether the property has suitable places for them to nest.

  2. [ Smiles ] You are most fortunate, Ray. You don't have to worry about ants walking away with your breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  3. I think there are a lot of areas of the United States where ants are a problem. Not where I currently live though, thank goodness!

  4. [ Smiles ] You are also fortunate, Myra.

    Thank you for sharing that with me, my friend.


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