So I feel like I'm in a bad sci-fi movie. There are ants everywhere in my kitchen! Counters, cabinets, stove, sink, walls, - everywhere. I have a patio deck off of the kitchen where I have an herb / vegetable garden. They've invaded there as well. I was watering my plants last night, when the dirt around the parsley literally erupted with rivers of tiny black ants! Ugh!
Does anyone have any ideas how to get rid of them? The kitchen is clean, that's not the problem. The only thing I can think of is that we're doing demolition / construction / rehab in the basement and back yard. Maybe we disturbed the little guys? No matter why they're here - THEY'VE GOT TO GO.
For various reasons, I'd like to avoid the exterminator. Any ideas?