Mancat Monday: Battling with some ants plus an award from Tuiren

 

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Dang, our May is off to a busy start and the spring time pests are all out n’ about.  It is the time of the year when it starts getting warmer and those pesky ants seem to want to move in with us where it’s cooler.  So, Dad has his battle gear ready, which is the Dyson and some pet-safe bug spray.  I told him to call the AntBusters, but no, he seems to like to fight them himself.

Not only have those pesky critters been peskying us, they are also after the outside feral food in their feeding station.  Dad was out there yesterday giving the feeding station a good cleaning.  We hope that works so the ferals won’t have to eat around those ants. They are sure one big pain in the furry butt!

Other than that, I do want to thank my sweet friend Tuiren from Alasandra,The Cats & Dogs for sharing the Yoo-Hoo Award with us.

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Tuiren is such a cutie and we are so happy that my sweetie Scylla and the crew gave Tuiren a most wonderful home.

I hope you have a most wonderful week.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Sparkle
6 years ago

We have a ridiculous ant problem here, and the moment they start rearing their little heads this season, my human is calling the ant human! She’s done with trying to get rid of them herself.

hannahandlucy
6 years ago

The thought of ants makes our Mum feel all itchy so she hopes you will beat the battle with them.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Molly The Wally
6 years ago

Oh no not pesky little ants. Dyson to the rescue we hope. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Marg
6 years ago

WE have those darn ants all over the place too. Hope the Dad won the battle with them. Hope all of you have a wonderful Monday.

easy rider
6 years ago

Eww that ants can be horrible. Mom made lines with baking soda around my crib to keep them away ( and it looked like the crib of a drug lord for a while). Maybe such an anteater guy would be the perfect addition for Casa Brian?

Hilary
6 years ago

Ants love it here too…

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
6 years ago

Handsome Brian!! You totally do not look impressed with the ant invasion! LOL!! We have that problem every year and every year Old Kitty begs them to please stay outside! LOL! They totally ignore her, it must be said! LOL!

Awww yay for your lovely award from gorgeous Tuiren! Take care
x

Tamago
6 years ago

We sometimes have ants trying to invade our house, too. They sure are pain in furry butt!
Congratulations on your award! Happy Monday!

Pat Hatt
6 years ago

Ants are a pain in the butt, but the cat enjoys torturing them at our hut

Sailor Edgar
6 years ago

Sorry to hear about the ants…they can be a real problem. Congratulations on the award!

Selina
6 years ago

Oh ick! We have those too every summer! MomKatt will have to get with your dad to find out what he uses. Those tiny black ones in the house make her BLOOD boil!

Purrz!
Selina

Laila and Minchie
6 years ago

Your daddy is so brave to fight off those pesky ants! When Mom fed the ferals at her work, in ant “season” she’d keep the food bowls in a small tray with sides filled with water because the ants would drown trying to get to the food.

Oz the Terrier
6 years ago

Oh Brian, we feel your pain. We are in the middle of our own ant invasion over here. Ma is like a lunatic with the pet-friendly pest destroyer but those ants are resilient! More power to us…down with the ants!
Oz

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
6 years ago

dood…tell yur dad him can all sew use powder…..go to de dollar store N get sum babee powder….they can knot crawl thru it….we haz it on de floor long de baseboards wear de baseboard iz knot flush level with de floor ….same witha pantree if ya haz one, or de molding round a door frame…dump sum powder on de floor N push it inta de “open space” N fill a pie pan kinda dish or low bowl with a bit oh water then put de ferals bowls on top of that….. coz antz haz knot yet lurned ta swim !!!… Read more »

thecatguy
6 years ago

we don’t have any ants here to contend with, just slugs and earwigs. I wonder if diatomaceous earth works for ants? The food grade stuff is safe for cats but takes care of the slugs, earwigs and fleas, maybe it would work for the ants as well. I apply it liberally around the feral feeder and under the bedding in the feral houses. Good luck!!

Fur Everywhere
6 years ago

Congrats on your award!!

Those ants sure are pesky! We had to put up with them when we lived in first floor apartments. Hopefully they won’t make their way to us this year since we are on the 11th floor, MOL!!

Kwee Cats
6 years ago

We hate those aggravating ants too! They mess things up outside, and mess things up even worse inside! We are going to declare your Dad the Ant Warrior!
Hugs to all of you 🙂

speedyrabbit
6 years ago

we have to wait a bit for them to become a problem here,xx Speedy

Oui Oui
6 years ago

We sympathize! Those pesty ants got off to an early start this year. The mom had to spray around the house a couple times. They aren’t in the kitchen anymore, but yesterday they bypassed the kitchen and turned up in her bedroom, on the 2nd floor!

The Poupounette Gang
6 years ago

We occasionally get ant invasions and they are very annoying indeed. We have used the Dyson in the past but our big (newer!) Dyson no longer has any sucking power. #1 says she would love to get her paws on Mr. Dyson and his ongoing claims that his machines never lose sucking power!

Purrs,
The Chans

Cathy Keisha
6 years ago

That’s something the peeps don’t miss about their house—the ants. Every Spring they’d invade. One year Nicky even even brought them on TW’s bed. Ick! Hope your Dad stays one step ahead of them. They do have protein for the outside cats. MOL.

Angel Abby Grace
6 years ago

Hey Brian we can truly sympathize, Mom is battling slug.
She’s have a Slug fest with beer traps. Yep she’s making those slimy critters very happy until they drown themselves literally in the beer trap.

meowmeowmans
6 years ago

Ugh! We do not like ants at all. Sorry the “season” has already started for you guys.

ConCATS on your award from Tuiren! 🙂

madi and mom
6 years ago

Hey Brian I wonder if your Dad’s Dyson will work on the Carpenter Bees drilling holes in the wood frame around the 2nd story of our house? Critters return each year and they are so high we cannot get to them
Hugs madi your bfff and good luck

Ann Staub
6 years ago

They are starting to show up here. It’s a battle for us every year too. Mostly with the sugar ants, but sometimes those fire ants come inside too. I just read something about using grits to get rid of them, but don’t remember what exactly.

Emma
6 years ago

Ants can get real nasty. We had some outside two years ago that were making a mess, but usually we don’t have any…thankfully no ants in our pants either!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

We’re starting to see ants here, too. It has been rainy, and they seem to want to come in to keep their feet dry. The head peep is trying diatomaceous earth on them to see if it works.

Emma and Buster
6 years ago

Oh no you reminded the humans about that pesky problem. So far they have not shown up yet, but oh boy what a headache they are to the humans, pretty soon the human dad would be screaming about the house again 🙂

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
6 years ago

Hate ants. Congrats on your award. Enjoy your evening.

Flynn
6 years ago

We get ants in the garden in summer but luckily they rarely try to come indoors.

The Island Cats
6 years ago

Those ants can be fun to play with. But we hope they play outside more than inside.

Sweet Purrfections
6 years ago

We’ve noticed a lot of ant beds in the yard this week.

Penelope
6 years ago

Mes HATES ants!!!!
Mes is sending your Dad lots of good ant hunting luck!
Kisses
Nellie

IndulgedFurries
6 years ago

Ants are such an annoyance. Luckily we’ve never had them in the house, but I can imagine the outdoor food is a big attractant to them. Hopefully you can find a way to keep them out of the feeding station.

KB
KB
6 years ago

I hope that you don’t get ants in your pants!!! 🙂 And I hope that they stay outside.

Marilia
6 years ago

Hehehe! Your face says everything!!!!
Love you!

diane
6 years ago

No ants here yet, but every year we manage to get those pests. Out 3 felines are good with the ant patrol though.

Sherri-Ellen T-D
6 years ago

We haz nott seen any antz here…..yet….still too cold fer dem to show demselvez! We do not mind da teeny antz. We do not mind da big black antz. We DO NOTT LIKE da RED antz n Mum putz bakin soda all over da patio crackz n on da ant hillz n den she pourz vinegar n makez Antvolkano!! She apaulogizez to dem butt she doez nott want dem to bite me or her…. WE can deel wif dem bettur den da yellowjacketz what tormentted us last Summer…. Guud luck Mistur Terry fightin dem buggiez! Lub Nylablue n Mum too… Read more »