I've had one case of ants in the 10 years living here and they were easily taken care of with a little Terro love. It's been a few years since then and guess who's back. The ones in the kitchen were taken care of with more Terro love, but I have these TINY red ones that just won't take a hint. I first found them making a home in my dogfood bin...got a new bin that is ant proof, even to the smallest buggers. They don't care, just move on to something else....just start moving other areas looking for things to munch on and the terro does nothing to them other than drown some. They seem too tiny for it to be effective [ie they apparently drown before making it to the main kingdom]. Not only that, I've noticed the ants are pretty thick outdoors too [big, small, black, red]. I went and got stake traps and set them around the house. Doesn't really seem to make much of a difference. I don't know if I can afford some pest specialist, I'm reading they can be a bit pricey. I don't know....I'm really not in the mood for this. One thing after another, I'd like to buy a break please.