Recently, about 1 week ago, I recieved an eBay purchus of a Bonsai Schefflera (?sp). It was literally overflowing with itty-bitty brown ants! I'm getting the creepy-crawly's just thinking about it! I took it out of the pot...with much effort, washed the pot with soap and H2O, sprinkled some systemic plant control on both the pot and the root ball, repotted it in the origional dish, watered it, sprayed the heck out of it with every plant pest control spray available to me in the house, and put it in "Plant Jail" so as not to infect others. It still looks healthy as could be. My question is, how long should it be in jail? This happened on friday and I haven't seen an ant since. Is it safe? I hate to seem like an idiot, but do ant's lay eggs and should I ve worried about a new infestation in a couple weeks popping up?