August 15, 2013 2:05 am at 2:05 am #610367Torah613TorahParticipant
I recently became the hostess of a host of ants. Now, the exterminator is coming next week. But I have a problem.
A few weeks ago, I decided that rather than being upset about having ants in my room, they would become my pets. Like watching rats in the tracks from a subway platform, I sit on the edge of my bed watching them crawl about. They are my personal ant farm.
How do you make something your pet? By naming them.
So I have called my ants names. I call them names, after my aunts. The babies are Ant Devora, the medium sized are Ant Pesya and the big ones are Great Ant Jennifer. I have not asked my ants (nor aunts) for their opinion on the matter.
What should I do? The exterminator is coming next week and I will sorely miss my industrious aunty ants.August 15, 2013 2:16 am at 2:16 am #984305OneOfManyParticipant
Replace them with a non-pesty pet. Maybe a lizard or something, in case the ants come back.August 15, 2013 2:20 am at 2:20 am #984306popa_bar_abbaParticipant
That would eat them up. Then you can call it Tarantula Devorah or something.August 15, 2013 2:22 am at 2:22 am #984307yaakov doeParticipant
Cancel the exterminator, save the pets and don’t let your aunts know about the ants carrying their names.
None are named after the above gentleman?August 15, 2013 2:29 am at 2:29 am #984308–Participant
Why don’t you name them Shira?August 15, 2013 2:38 am at 2:38 am #984309squeakParticipant
“I recently became the hostess of a host of ants. Now, the exterminator is coming next week. But I have a problem.”
Yes you have a problem. You are wrong for calling the exterminator. You are the hostess of the host, so the ants are not your guests. You need to work this out with the host.August 15, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm #984310stanleycParticipant
I also watch rats in the subway. I never thought that was normal, but maybe it isAugust 15, 2013 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #984311ED IT ORParticipant
Are you halachically allowed to exterminate them?August 15, 2013 2:58 pm at 2:58 pm #984312oomisParticipant
Is it Purim again?October 29, 2013 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #984313👑RebYidd23Participant
Get a cats. and small animals that eat bugs.October 29, 2013 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #984314popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Yes, get a cat to eat the ants. And a dog to take care of the cat. And a stick…October 30, 2013 12:34 am at 12:34 am #984315HaLeiViParticipant
I don’t know if you want to go down that road. It can get dangerous.October 30, 2013 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #984316WIYMember
Well you can always call off the exterminator or just get a real ant farm. Why the heck do you watch the rats and why the heck would you want ants in your room? Uch eew gross yuck.October 31, 2013 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #984317notasheepMember
I had an ant problem a few weeks ago. I put down powder around where I thought they were coming from and they have not been seen since. Better than an exterminatorOctober 31, 2013 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #984318Torah613TorahParticipant
With thanks to Hashem, I am pleased to announce that my room has been ant-free for 2 months now.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.