The Weather Blog

March 14, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Caroline Baker, in Baltimore, says "tiny black ants have shown up in my bathtub and kitchen sink ... Are they ... looking for water because the ground is so dry?" Nope. UM entomologist Mike Raupp says they're "odorous house ants," foraging for the sweet aphids hatching now. "If they find a nice supply of goodies in the kitchen, they will set up a trail and drive you nuts." Follow the trail to a food spill.

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