Last night, Masala Skeptic got a call on her Skeptic Phone that there was an unvaccinated girl in Miami who is about to go on a ghost hunt with her pink Ouija board and 9/11 Truther boyfriend. Masala Skeptic grabbed her jet-pack and flew there immediately. She is currently in negotiations with the girl, and right now, we’re hoping for a peaceful resolution by Monday. Good luck, Maria! We know you’ll get everyone out safely!
In the meantime, you’re stuck with me for today’s AI.
The last few weeks, I’ve been unintentionally busting ant myths. We’ve had a problem with these stupid little home invaders and I can’t get rid of them. It’s not quite an infestation. I don’t get thousands of ants at a time. I get maybe 30 or so at a time. And strangely, never in the kitchen! So I’ve been trying little clever homemaker DYI tricks, but nothing works. And, it turns out, the worst thing you can do is kill the ants – that only attracts more ants!
Although there’s plenty of quick and helpful tips on handling the problem, the best I’ve been able to do is try to keep it manageable. I vacuum three times a day or so. And every time I see an ant party converging, I move the party to my vacuum bag. Annoying, yes, but at least it’s helped curb dog hair tumbleweeds (and my floorboards are full of cinnamon and baby powder, so it smells pretty, too.)
Are there any home remedies/solutions that you’ve tried that you unintentionally busted? Do you have any favorite quick and dirty tips that work every time? Are there any silly tricks that someone’s told you to use that made you wonder what would make someone even try that in the first place?