I gave in and put out Terro ant killer
We cleaned like fiends, and the ants were unfazed. My in laws are staying with us all month and I HAD to have them gone before that!
We also have moths. We thought we'd taken away their food source, but still find them. I was about to make rice for dinner and picked out a larva.
The moths are usually just an annoyance, but yuck! I changed grocery stores because one of them had larvae in 3 bags of rice in a row (as in I bought them on 3 separate trips and found larvae in each of them) and then while inspecting them in the store, I found a live ADULT moth. Never Buying Rice There AGAIN. Anyone ever tried those teabag looking things? Apparently my moths don't particularly mind cedar, which I have in my pantry/craft room. (Which is where the rice jar lives.) I want to find something that will keep them away for good sometime.
And the last thing: does anyone know the responsible way to dispose of basement floodwaters?? We had our basement flood for the first time ever. I've lived here nearly a decade. I know you're not supposed to dump it down the bathtub, because if everybody does that, that will flood out the sanitary sewer (which is separate from the storm sewer here), but if I pump it right back outside, I'm just pumping the same water over and over. The water table is currently bout 2 inches higher than the top of my sump hole.
I have 2 5-gallon buckets sitting next to the sump hole in the vain hope that it will drain enough that I can just dump them back down it, and a basement bathtub full of nasty shopvac water (the drain is stopped) also waiting for the same vain hope. It's supposed to rain more this week.... My husband wants to pull the plug in the tub and call that the end of it. Any better suggestions???