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Woke up to FIRE ANTS in my BED this morning!!
09-11-2014, 03:22 AM #16
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(09-11-2014, 01:37 AM)Cosmic August Wrote:  
(09-10-2014, 11:27 PM)Octo Wrote:  How many ants do you estimate are hiding in your bedroom? I'd be going through the room very thoroughly. chuck.gif
Is that counting the several fire ants that may have climbed down into your ear canals unnoticed while you were sleeping and are now laying thousands of eggs deep inside your head?!

Not trying to freak you or anyone else out just facing a hard to face fact that insects have done that to people before many times and its certainly better to be aware of that disgusting and horrifying possibility than to be oblivious and unaware that it could actually happen...

Nice try at being spooky.

Queen fire ants are the only ones that lay eggs. They never leave the nest except to fly up into the air and down to the ground to establish a new ant mound.

See, this isn't a sci-fi movie, but the real thing, so the ants can't do any of that Hollywood stuff.

Pray for me. hug.gif
09-11-2014, 07:09 AM #17
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Been wiping my bed down with vinegar several times, plus there's a plate warmer with essential oils. on top of the bed.

Been checking the bed periodically. Two out of the last three times there were no ants, but the middle time, there were 3 or 4! The ants tend to disappear where there is stitching on the bed and then reappear.

Even one ant sighting is bad because one ant could tell his friends, "Hey, look at this big meal!" and turn the night into a horror show.

So I want to see no ants at least three consecutive times during my spot check before I'll sleep in the bed.

Got rid of my sofa, so the next best thing is a recliner. If I sit in it too long, say for an hour or two, it gives me a fit in regards to my lower back. It could be an interesting night.

Pray for me. hug.gif
09-11-2014, 11:01 AM #18
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I hope you had a somewhat comfortable night
09-11-2014, 02:56 PM #19
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Halloween the coolest holiday of the year is fast approaching and hey even queen fire ants have legs and like to seek shelter inside dark moist places...

Any female fire ant becomes a queen once impregnated > http://www.extension.org/pages/11055/fir...BGL38JASM8

Quote: There have been several accounts documented over the last several years (one account dates over 140 years ago) of bugs, or even worse, spiders climbing into an unsuspecting person’s ear and making a warm home there in some cases for many days > http://www.damninteresting.com/retired/l...-your-ear/
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Account #1: Greek woman finds spider in ear.

A woman went to her doctor complaining of headaches - and was told there was a spider living her ear.

The arachnid had even spun a web in the woman's ear canal during its brief stay.

The 33-year-old, from Athens, felt a sharp pain in her ear while out riding a motorbike.

She went to her doctor who after a brief examination broke the astonishing news, Dr Evangelos Gollas said: "When I examined the patient, I was surprised to find a spider's web and then, I saw there was movement.

"The spider found itself in her ear, and because the temperature is ideal there, it stayed."
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Account #2: Moth lives in woman’s ear for 4 days.

A woman who complained of hearing a loud buzzing noise was horrified when a nurse removed a moth from inside her ear.

The insect had crawled into Patricia Macleod’s ear as she lay in bed at her home in Bilston, Midlothian.

Mrs Macleod thought she was suffering from tinnitus after a horrendous noise and fluttering feeling developed in her ear which lasted for more than four hours.

But it was only when she was having her ears syringed four days later the shocked nurse found the insect.
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Account #3: UK woman terrified after finding spider in her ear.

The woman, who's scared of spiders, went to her doctor after suffering from itching and strange noises in her ear.

The doc examined the woman - and found a spider crawling around inside her.

To make matters worse, the doc was spooked by spiders too. He told the woman to put ice water in her ear, then the scared pair watched it crawl out.

It turned out that the spider had been inside the woman's ear for more than 12 hours.

İmage
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09-11-2014, 03:41 PM #20
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(09-11-2014, 02:56 PM)Cosmic August Wrote:  Halloween the coolest holiday of the year is fast approaching and hey even queen fire ants have legs and like to seek shelter inside dark moist places...

Any female fire ant becomes a queen once impregnated > http://www.extension.org/pages/11055/fir...BGL38JASM8

Quote: There have been several accounts documented over the last several years (one account dates over 140 years ago) of bugs, or even worse, spiders climbing into an unsuspecting person’s ear and making a warm home there in some cases for many days > http://www.damninteresting.com/retired/l...-your-ear/
______________________________________________________________________________________

Account #1: Greek woman finds spider in ear.

A woman went to her doctor complaining of headaches - and was told there was a spider living her ear.

The arachnid had even spun a web in the woman's ear canal during its brief stay.

The 33-year-old, from Athens, felt a sharp pain in her ear while out riding a motorbike.

She went to her doctor who after a brief examination broke the astonishing news, Dr Evangelos Gollas said: "When I examined the patient, I was surprised to find a spider's web and then, I saw there was movement.

"The spider found itself in her ear, and because the temperature is ideal there, it stayed."
______________________________________________________________________________________

Account #2: Moth lives in woman’s ear for 4 days.

A woman who complained of hearing a loud buzzing noise was horrified when a nurse removed a moth from inside her ear.

The insect had crawled into Patricia Macleod’s ear as she lay in bed at her home in Bilston, Midlothian.

Mrs Macleod thought she was suffering from tinnitus after a horrendous noise and fluttering feeling developed in her ear which lasted for more than four hours.

But it was only when she was having her ears syringed four days later the shocked nurse found the insect.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Account #3: UK woman terrified after finding spider in her ear.

The woman, who's scared of spiders, went to her doctor after suffering from itching and strange noises in her ear.

The doc examined the woman - and found a spider crawling around inside her.

To make matters worse, the doc was spooked by spiders too. He told the woman to put ice water in her ear, then the scared pair watched it crawl out.

It turned out that the spider had been inside the woman's ear for more than 12 hours.

İmage

after reading this i'm sure i won't be able to sleep ever again.
09-11-2014, 03:52 PM #21
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Diatomaceous Earth.
Anything with an exoskeleton will shred itself when DE gets between its' joints.
It's so safe that grain silos use it by the ton to control pests.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
09-11-2014, 06:33 PM #22
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(09-11-2014, 03:52 PM)bohica Wrote:  Diatomaceous Earth.
Anything with an exoskeleton will shred itself when DE gets between its' joints.
It's so safe that grain silos use it by the ton to control pests.

Yes, diatomaceous Earth is actually finely ground sea shell and used to kill crawling insects indoors and outdoors...it should work. But, the problem may be that the lawn people have disturbed their nest and the ants are now looking for another location for a nest.
09-11-2014, 08:21 PM #23
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(09-11-2014, 11:01 AM)Octo Wrote:  I hope you had a somewhat comfortable night

Thank you so much for your concern, Octo. cheers.gif

I slept in the recliner last night. Not good, because I have back problems but better than expected. Also the swelling in my lower right leg goes down more when I sleep in bed than it did last night.

This morning, there were still a few ants. I killed them. Found out this morning that killing them attracts more ants, so that could mean this goes on a little longer. Hope it doesn't mean another night in the recliner.

One ant means I can't use the bed.

Well, life sure is an interesting learning experience.

Pray for me. hug.gif
09-11-2014, 08:26 PM #24
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(09-11-2014, 03:52 PM)bohica Wrote:  Diatomaceous Earth.
Anything with an exoskeleton will shred itself when DE gets between its' joints.
It's so safe that grain silos use it by the ton to control pests.

Went looking for the dia. earth at a smaller Walmart. They didn't have it, so I'm using Borax.

Pray for me. hug.gif
09-12-2014, 03:40 AM #25
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Let me tell ya the main reason why i like winter is the fact that the cold forces most insects to seek shelter underground and beneath tree bark and wherever the hell else the nasty little bastards go to and winters around here in southern new england are around five months long and thats fine with me but unfortunately some of the places that the nasty little bastards go to is inside our attics and cellars...
09-12-2014, 04:48 AM #26
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AGH!

I worked for a pest control company. Diatomaceous Earth is the way to go as said above. there are lots of products you can buy off the shelf at places like Home Depot that are Diatomaceous Earth but it is not in the name. the ingredient list will have it as the "pesticide"

Hope your night is better!

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09-12-2014, 05:39 AM #27
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(09-12-2014, 04:48 AM)XIII Wrote:  AGH!

I worked for a pest control company. Diatomaceous Earth is the way to go as said above. there are lots of products you can buy off the shelf at places like Home Depot that are Diatomaceous Earth but it is not in the name. the ingredient list will have it as the "pesticide"

Hope your night is better!

Yes, the dia. earth sounds good for outside to keep this from happening in the future.

The tricky part are the wayward ants who appear to be hanging out on my bed. The dia. earth is not supposed to be breathed in, nor does putting it on my bed sound like something that should be done.

My mistake was killing some of the ants. Apparently that attracts more ants. Last time I checked - about 45 minutes ago - there were no ants. My rule of thumb is there has to be no ants from three consecutive checks, otherwise I'm not sleeping there.

Because even one fire ant is a helluva a lot more than zero fire ants. They bite and call their friends.

Pray for me. hug.gif
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09-14-2014, 07:14 PM #28
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(09-10-2014, 11:37 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(09-10-2014, 11:27 PM)Octo Wrote:  How many ants do you estimate are hiding in your bedroom? I'd be going through the room very thoroughly. chuck.gif

I wouldn't normally recommend this to anybody, but you have nothing that burning down your house, and a Brazilian wax wouldn't take care of.
wtf2.gif Seriously BAG, you've been on the shït end of the stick for a run. Been there, believe me.
I hope things turn around. cheers.gif

BAG needs to become a decent human being. Until he does karma is going to keep doing what karma does.
09-14-2014, 07:52 PM #29
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(09-14-2014, 07:14 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(09-10-2014, 11:37 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(09-10-2014, 11:27 PM)Octo Wrote:  How many ants do you estimate are hiding in your bedroom? I'd be going through the room very thoroughly. chuck.gif

I wouldn't normally recommend this to anybody, but you have nothing that burning down your house, and a Brazilian wax wouldn't take care of.
wtf2.gif Seriously BAG, you've been on the shït end of the stick for a run. Been there, believe me.
I hope things turn around. cheers.gif

BAG needs to become a decent human being. Until he does karma is going to keep doing what karma does.

You're right, I do.

That's why I am spending my life trying to do a little better each day correcting my weaknesses and faults. Join me, won't you?

Pray for me. hug.gif
09-14-2014, 07:55 PM #30
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Sorry, this wasn't updated.

After two days and nights of ants, they disappeared after sprinkling lots of Baby Powder.

So it's been three nights back in my glorious bed! Not an ant in sight!!

Pray for me. hug.gif



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