First cockroaches, mice and rats, then moths, now my apartment is swarming with giant ants. Actually two kinds of ants. Initially I’d awake in the morning to solid lines of giant (over 1 cm long) black ants making their way from one corner of the apartment to the other. So we bought little ant traps where they eat the poison and die. But the traps were too small, so we bought bigger versions of the same thing. Some ate the poison, so we woke to armies of giant ants hauling away the dead. Then we found a few holes they came and went from, so we plugged those up and sprayed raid around the periphery followed by another poison.
But the big ants don’t seem to have lessened and now they are accompanied by thousands of smaller ants with wings. There are so many of the damn things that the place would be uninhabitable for Jainists – one can’t walk across the apartment without stepping on ants.
What the hell can I do? Would a fog poison help? Or is time for a professional? The problem I think is that they live in the walls of this old building (I’ve discovered insect eaten wood at the baseboard) and have apparently just experienced a phenomenal population explosion. Obviously I am an evil man and will be punished next with frogs and locusts, but can anyone help me with this scourge?