Carpenter ants have been a problem in many Canadian homes this year because of the diluvial weather in spring and summer.
I pointed out that the ants were climate refugees. "Hunh!" she snorted. "Well, they can go right back where they came from, they're not moving into this house."
Late last night, while I was downstairs reading in blissful solitude, I heard noise in the kitchen. Mice?
I located its provenance, the wall behind the stove. It sounded like grésil, a pitter-patter noise that small frozen rain striking windows makes.
On a less gloomy note, before I break the bad news to my friend, I'll watch and post this trailer of _Antz_