…We have a stubbornness problem.
Alright, so I am clearly getting ahead of my story here. Let me back up little:
About a year ago (give or take a couple of months) I noticed one of our trees in the front yard infested with ants. This tree has plants hanging off it, that will die if it gets too cold (this will become important soon). So I report this to my grandmother, noting she needs to get some poison ant feed to kill these things off. She completely ignores me. I don’t know what to do, because I don’t really want to pester her too much.
In fall and winter of 2012, I start to worry because I have to bring these plants on in from the cold and they too are infested with ants. When we start seeing them in the garage and a couple of rooms, again I warn my grandmother to go out get poison ant feed. She goes out and gets …traps …and sprays, stuff that only solve the problem short term because they only kill the workers. We need the poison ant feed to kill the queen(s).
Now ants are almost everywhere in and around the house. The pool pump is broken (likely from the ants) and she STILL has not gotten the poison ant feed. She has called the pest company and will instead rely on them. I know for a fact they won’t help, because they only have sprays. I don’t have anything against them and it’s really not their fault. They are prevented service, not a extermination service. So I am going to wait until they come and in the coming weeks, tell her yet again, we need poison ant feed to get to the queens.
I partly blame myself. I could be more forceful on the matter, but I haven’t. However, time and again, my grandmother has outright ignored my suggestion to get the poison ant feed. I’m done. Anything I say will be ignored. I don’t know why, I am not suggesting she spend some money “just because”. I do feel a rush of anger everytime she complains about these ants. I’ll just wait until the ants get so far out of hand, take her to Lowes or Home Depot, and have a store clerk suggest the poison ant feed. I bet you real money she’ll listen to him/her.
Well, see ya’ later!