Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sugar Ants


We have ants. Sweet little sugar ants. I had to scan a dozen Google hits before finding one that did not feature (prominently) 'How to KILL' or otherwise 'get rid of'. Lord, help us when we come toe to toe with those creatures who see US .... as sugar ants.

Sheldon would be the first to tell you. "You do NOT have 'sugar ants' unless you happen to be a resident of Queensland, Australia." Stop him NOW before he drones on as only nerds can.

As I was saying, after the first dozen returns, I landed on How To Naturally Get Rid of Ants in Your House. Wow. These guys know how to trick out a landing page! BEGS me to stick around, bounce on the sofa, kick the tires; but it's Sunday, two hours out from doing church, and I'm looking at ants about whom I may tap the Great American Novel. But for now I'll settle for a decent post.

Their little corner of the InterWeb is called "Kitchen Stewardship", and the first thing to grab my eye is a snazzy-looking cookbook. Our church, Park Place Christian Church, is DOing a cookbook, but I'm not supposed to talk about that yet.

And look at THIS

'A homemade natural insecticidal spray for hand-to-hand combat... a homemade ant trap to catch them all..., and various “lines ants won’t cross” to keep them out or contained are all found here!'

Pretty as it is, it's still killing, and what's an ant or three dozen wiped out now and then, right? Wonder if anyone ever said the same thing about horny toads?

This Texas Horned Lizard courtesy Larry Snyder
and the Rolling Plains Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists
The coffee's cold, and church time is upon us. We'll pick this up later.

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