So last post for the next couple of days. As I say in the caption, I wanted to drawn on our patio and said fuck it, I’m drawing on the patio ants, mosquitos, crazy looking bees…whatever!!! I’m calling this “unicorn hunter.” I know weird, just what came to me after drawing it. Kyle said at first glance it reminded him of an abstract version of a Final Fantasy 10 summon named Anima. Wow! I looked up Anima and pretty scary! Not my intention when I drew this lol!
Anima also made several cameo appearances in other spin-off Final Fantasy titles
To give you a laugh before I close.
So today we, in our desperation in the heat of our battle with fire ants who want to invade our house, I mixed cinnamon and Splenda together as a aw fuck it maneuver. What did they do? Well at first they were really pissed and swarmed the mixture and then, again acting so much like humans do in similar circumstances, just started making a new path around the obstruction! Acting like human beings encountering a wreck on the interstate LOL! Just get pissed and find a way around. It’s kind of scary how damn smart I’m finding out these bugs are while we are going through this!
Interesting info about this kind of warfare between humans and fire ants:
http://www.fireant.net/Control/ – excerpt from site, good info here for those who might be fighting similar battle!
The War on Fire Ants
Fireant control can be time consuming and costly. But, hey, this is war!
There are several methods to kill fire ants, some take a few hours, others a few weeks or months. The most important thing to remember when dealing with fireants is to be patient. And make sure you treat or remove all the mounds because if you miss even one young mound, they’ll win. Re-infestation will occur in less than a year.
If you have one mound, chances are good that there are others in the area. They have tunneled underground and popped up where you see them. This makes it difficult to get rid of them because you must kill the queen. Getting to the queen can be hard.
Although we want to kill the fire ants as quickly as possible, it is better to be patient and use a product without a lot of poison in it. Remember, you must kill the queen. Fire ants pass along bits of chewed up food to each other until it reaches the queen. If they detect anything unusual in the food, they will not pass it along and it will never get to the queen. If you try to poison them quickly, it will look like you’ve been successful, but you’ve only put a temporary dent in the population unless the queen is gone.