I hate them and I am allergic. It sucks becaus they travel in that terribly long line and they are hard to get rid of. I use something like lysol with bleach to spray the whole line and drown them in it. Sounds cruel but I have almost died a few times from ant bites and I dont want to find out if my daughter will have the same reaction. It seems to work best to get rid of them first and then to spray with an ant spray around the entire room that they are usually found in. I think mine might have come directly from outside so I dont know how that would work with them going back and forth from you neighbors, but this method has been working for me for the last few years. It took longer to get them out of my room because too many heavy furniture pieces that I cannot spray around.