Well, I ran out of time and now I need to run out the door.
Long story short: still having ant problems. My half-assed solution was not enough. Plus they are in two locations and it’s not obvious where they are coming from. The ones on this side of the house look like they were beaten up and shoved out of a moving car two at a time.
The ones in the kitchen look like a small group of wanderers who lost their way.
I expanded the area of my detailed cleaning and implemented a variety of natural and badass remedies in numerous locations. Let’s hope this is enough.
Meanwhile, I found a strange puddle in the shop and there is no obvious source. A new problem area to keep an eye on.