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11. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y


Where did u sleep, the following night, s_hoot?

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I can't say that we are very happy with ants at the moment... Carpenter ants have decided to take up residence inside our house and they aren't very good at building things. Okay, they are good at chewing up rafters to make their nest and leave sawdust everywhere. We are now on a seek and destroy mission before they do real damage. So far, trying to reason with them has not been effective so bait traps have been set out. They don't pay rent nor clean nor do anything else constructive. They are squaters. They must go!

13. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

I can't say that we are very happy with ants at the moment...

Tell us, about the times, when u were happy, with ants, Isadora.

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I rather like ants. They are fun to watch as they go about their business, outside of course. We have a very large ant hill out in our wooded area that is about 1-1.5 feet high and 3 feet or better in diameter.

It's the cave-dwelling bees that bother me. Bees are great, but these bees live in a burrow in the ground with small entrance and exit holes. If you walk over the burrow (not easy to tell it's there unless you see a bee enter or exit) the vibration disturbs them and they exit en masse. They aren't overly aggressive, but are more aggressive than honey or bumble bees and just about as big as a bumble bee.

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Isadora

16. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Good question Mel. See, Isadora, you also know some nice things to tell about ants.

17. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

there are red ants and black ants. you have to take care for the red ones because they sting if you sit on them.

18. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Did u see those ones in Thailand, which are around quarter inch long? One bit, me. They actually leave a hole, where they bite.

Mel

19. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Did u see those ones in Thailand, which are around quarter inch long? One bit, me. They actually leave a hole, where they bite.

Mel

a big hole?

20. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Not a huge hole. But definately an ant bite sized hole. And it hurt, for hours.:(