An ant is a marvel of the natural world. That’s great. That doesn’t mean it has to be the marvel of my living room floor.
Today’s item is the ant trap!
Some people purchase firearms. Lots of firearms. Some install security systems that affords them the benefit of an acne-scarred man in a windowless room monitoring their home’s perimeter from a remote location. Some sleep with a wood-handled hammer under their bed.
Whatever the case may be, people like to feel like they are safe from the hustle and bustle of the outside world in their own home. I suspect this is what is so alarming about watching a platoon of ants march across your living room floor. First of all, they are invading your castle. Second of all, they look so stinkin’ busy! It’s 8:37pm and I am on the couch watching bad TV, and I plan to do so for the next three hours. So what! Stop making me feel guilty, ants! I know you’re all busy looking for my food, the food I bought with the money I earned at my job where I don’t necessarily work as hard as you do, and no, you don’t even have to get to my kitchen to find food because there are crumbles all over the place because, I know, I know, I’m a slob — GET OUT OF MY HOUSE, ANTS!
So it’s summer and the ants are awake and we need to protect our castle. (And our fragile self-worth.)
Of course the first thing we think when we think bugs in the house are those catchy animated commercials. “Product: dies bugs killed.” Or something like that. Of course, when we go to the store that’s what we want. Hot death to the ants. What’s more, when we get to the store we discover that “Product” is made by a company we recognize: a “family” company, if you will. Just how I like my bug killing, with a slice of family.
Here’s the trouble. Most of that company’s ant traps are Made in China. Bummer right?
But not Combat Source Kill MAX A1.
Combat Insect Control Systems are based in Arizona and their ant traps are Made in the USA. And they do their R&D in the USA. And they work darn well. And they cost the same price.
So why would you reward those other guys? Because they used the money they saved on overseas production to invest in marketing? That’s what we thought… (Note, if someone actually knows where exactly in Arizona they make the ant traps, we would be grateful. For now, we are going with the secret bunker theory.)