Thursday, September 25, 2008

Am I the only who didn't know...

...that ants are crazy-attracted to coffee grounds?

I learned that one the hard way today. BELIEVE DAT.

6 comments:

Renee said...

LOL. I didn't know that. Ants are crazy enough without being hopped up on caffeine! I keep my coffee in the freezer, so I guess that keeps them at bay. LOLOLOL. What, exactly, happened?

lotusblossom said...

jen, ants will not cross baby powder.. so sprinkle a ring of it around where they are getting in and no more ants. :)

Jen said...

I left some used grounds in the filter and like a millimeter of coffee in the pot and, well, I was almost carried away by ants when I got home yesterday (granted, it was in there a couple of days, but STILL). They SWARMED that pot and the coffee maker, were all over the counter, etc

Renee said...

EEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I'd be bleaching my countertops and possibly buying a new coffee maker, or at the very least, bleaching that, too :-)

Nik said...

I didn't know that, Jen. I wouldn't think they would. I always thought they were attracted to sweet stuff and coffee grounds seem like they'd be pretty bitter.

Jen said...

Well at least I'm not the only one. and frankly, it's not the first time I've done something like that so I'm not sure what the deal was. It WAS vanilla coffee but still....