>What’s the deal with ants. Good bug or bad bug. You’ll probably tell me “it depends” which is always the answer to bug questions.
Well, I ask because I discovered a BIIIIIIIIIIG ole ant pile next to my vegetable garden. Yes, I could leave it alone. No, I don’t have to step on it to get to the garden. But I picked up a rock today to wedge in my garden fencing where there was a hole from some critter who is digging in my garden (but that’s a whole ‘nother post), and there was like this explosion of yellowish (not bright yellow, kind of translucent yellow) large ants. So I picked up another rock about a foot away. Another explosion. I backed away quickly. Don’t like ants, even if they are NOT the dreaded Texas fire ant that has bitten me many times and hurts soooooooooo bad until you spray the bites with Windex or a 50/50 bleach/water solution. Ahhhhhh! Who knew bleach could be so soothing.
Anyway, so what do I do about these ants. Are they eating ither bugs? I don’t know if ants do that? I have not seen any in my veggie garden except for about a year ago when I was turning the soil and had an explosion of ants in one section of the soil. Same ants. So maybe they go wise and moved out of my veggie garden into the ground next to it.
Or…maybe it is such a huge underground ant colony that it stretches under my garden AND out into the area next to it. [shudder]
C’mon you bug specialists (yes Vert, I’m talking to you). Lend me your expertise.