As a result, I did something that I have wanted to do and needed to do for a long time. I took everything out of the cabinets, scrubbed everything in serious scrubbing fashion and put everything back in a neat and orderly way.
I started doing this at 11:30 PM, so it was a late night. I just couldn't go to bed wondering if there were more of those little pests running around in there. Thankfully (I think), I didn't find anymore, but now every time I walk into the kitchen or open a cabinet I'm expecting to find an ant. HELP! I don't want to use toxic pesticides just for peace of mind, but does anyone know of a toxic-free way to keep these little critters away?
Here's my true confession . . . I'm a hypocrite. You see, whenever I find a spider or other crawly little bug in the house, I gently scoop it up and put it outside where it belongs. I know, weird. I'm fully aware that this is completely bizarre behavior, but I just can't bring myself to kill them. I even have my girls trained now to come get mommy when they find a spider so we can rescue it and put it outside. But there is something in me . . . something deep down inside of me that cannot muster up the same compassion for ants. I'll just say it . . . I HATE ANTS - not outside-type ants, but any ant found in my house is definitely in danger and should fear for its life.
I guess I should thank that little ant because it helped me mark a to-do off my list that I've been putting off. At least my cupboards are cleaned, and now I can do what I like to do and . . .