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One of the best parts of owning your own washing machine is never having to worry about it already being in use.

This is one of the more annoying parts of heading to the local laundromat. However, this woman soon realized that she was probably better off doing that instead. When she went to use her washing machine recently, she had some uninvited guests.

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Taking to the Facebook group, “Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia,” the woman revealed that a colony of ants had decided to take over the machine and this left her with precious little recourse.

What was she supposed to do in this scenario? This Australian woman wasn’t just dealing with a few ants either. There had to be thousands present on this fateful day and it is certainly enough to make your skin crawl. She decided to share the find as well.

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“Just went to do a load of washing and discovered there are ants all through it!” the woman exclaimed.

At first, she decided that she could clean the machine out with insecticide. That did not work and led her to believe that the ants had embedded themselves so deeply within the machine that there was no way to root them out. “They’re even inside the LED display!!” she lamented, as she asked the group if anyone else had ever dealt with a colonization that was this severe.

“OMG never seen something like this before! Are you washing with sugar water or what?” one viewer asked. Another suggested she “burn it.”

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Of course, someone else decided that they had to make the obvious ants in the pants joke. “Pull it apart and kill the eggs. They are living inside the mechanics which means they most likely have babies in there. Gotta kill the home for them to move on,” another viewer suggested.

Others suggested that they were merely seeking heat, so she placed frozen peas on top of the LED display and the ants vanished. This is not much better, as she is totally unaware of their current whereabouts. “Who knows where they went though. I’m thinking I’ll have to call pest control. I’m really hoping I dont’ have to get a new machine,” she continued.

We are wishing her all of the best during this difficult time!