Hi. This is quite embarrasing but on a few occasions, I have found ants crawling about in my used underwear. I recently had my blood sugar checked (after fasting for 8 hrs) and the results came back normal. I was wondering what could have caused those ants to come? Could it be the virginal discharge that is sweet? And if yes, why is my test for diabetes negative? Help. I am getting worried. Thank you.
I am a licensed pest control operator that has been working in the industry for twelve years; I hold licenses in two states and sixteen categories (I recently dropped a third state license due to the cost of fuel - too far to drive to profit). I have a bachelor's degree and am currently working on my master's. I have given recertification classes for licensees in both states in which I operate, and I am currently building an online recertification and training site.
I have observed ants (usually pavement ants, Tetramorium caespitum) in dirty laundry on countless occasions. This is nothing to lose sleep over. They are very probably after the moisture, and perhaps the salts, contained in dirty laundry. I am unaware of any studies on ants in dirty laundry, however, so this is only speculation. ;-)
So not worth worrying about. Ants are the most common nuisance call for exterminators in many areas, but they are just that, a nuisance. I would never spend the money that many of my clients do on this "problem." Very few species are vectors of disease (please bring an ant to your local extension agency if you have this concern so it can be properly identified). I would worry more about your stock portfolio if I were you!