Ohhh we have ants. And at least one roach. You know, just to keep things interesting.
Nevermind that I just scrubbed the house from top to bottom 2 days ago or that we have almost nothing for these ants to eat in our house. These ants have moved. in.
I don’t mind ants normally. They are quite fascinating creatures. I just really, really, really don’t like them in my house.
I squashed a few dozen but started to feel a little bit heartless with my paper towel covered in ant gore. So I took up my camera instead. If you can’t beat them, document them…or something like that. Isn’t that how wartime journalists get all of their best footage?
Not that I would compare our mild pest skirmish to a war, of course.
In any case, it turns out ants are very difficult to photograph well, especially on dark, wood-like surface. They are fast little buggers and a little too tiny for their own close ups. And they have a tendency to disappear into the tiny cracks that the 2008 earthquake left behind in our flooring.
The ants have won their first battle, and they won’t even stay in one place long enough to get their pictures taken.