Today the exterminator finally came! We picked EcoSafe because they have an option where they use treatments safe for kids and pets, and also we had a coupon. The man sprayed everywhere, inside and out. He told us that this particular kind of ant builds huge, extensive colonies underneath the house. He said it wouldn’t have mattered if we had been able to drive them out of the sink/kitchen area, because they would have come back in another location, since their colony was not actually in the sink/kitchen.
So, I guess the treatment can take up to a week to take effect, but I am hoping for the best and keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to cook in my kitchen tonight. I will keep an eye on it, but it is good to know the ants are suffering and perishing, even now. BWAHAHAHA.