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Old 04-07-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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How do you feel about our little creatures called Ants??

If you find them in your house are you the kind that acts all crazy and starts commiting murder left and right??

I know many like this and its very sad.......... They dont hurt ya,why kill them for nothing?


I cant fathom doing that..... They dont deserve to lose thier lives just cause they are inside..... I think its mean and cruel to be quite frank!!!! (How would human animals like to lose thier lives JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE IN SOMEONE ELSES HOUSE (Who owns a gun for example))


What are your views????? -- I do not commit murder when I see our Insect friends,i try at all costs not to harm them.... THIER LIVES AND JUST AS IMPORTANT AS OURS in the grand scheme of things
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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Im quite serious
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:35 PM
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How do you feel about our little creatures called Ants??

If you find them in your house are you the kind that acts all crazy and starts commiting murder left and right??

I know many like this and its very sad.......... They dont hurt ya,why kill them for nothing?


I cant fathom doing that..... They dont deserve to lose thier lives just cause they are inside..... I think its mean and cruel to be quite frank!!!! (How would human animals like to lose thier lives JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE IN SOMEONE ELSES HOUSE (Who owns a gun for example))


What are your views????? -- I do not commit murder when I see our Insect friends,i try at all costs not to harm them.... THIER LIVES AND JUST AS IMPORTANT AS OURS in the grand scheme of things

Are you a fan of E. O. Wilson? If you're not familiar you probably should be. His studies of the importance of ants and other small creatures in creating successful biodiversity are fascinating.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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How do you feel about our little creatures called Ants??

If you find them in your house are you the kind that acts all crazy and starts commiting murder left and right??

I know many like this and its very sad.......... They dont hurt ya,why kill them for nothing?


I cant fathom doing that..... They dont deserve to lose thier lives just cause they are inside..... I think its mean and cruel to be quite frank!!!! (How would human animals like to lose thier lives JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE IN SOMEONE ELSES HOUSE (Who owns a gun for example))


What are your views????? -- I do not commit murder when I see our Insect friends,i try at all costs not to harm them.... THIER LIVES AND JUST AS IMPORTANT AS OURS in the grand scheme of things
OMG are you male and single? I think I found my soul mate! LOL!!!!!!! I try to not kill anything. Who am I to make that decision? If ants come in my house, I make a barrier of baking soda to keep them out or use a non-toxic spray that they find distasteful to cross. I have so much respect for all species. Bugs included. Spiders are gently moved to the outdoors, unless it is too cold then they are allowed to winter in the garage.
If one takes the time to learn about each individual species of animal, insect, etc. they have no choice but to respect it and most times, be in awe of it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:55 PM
 
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I heard that you can mix baking soda and powdered sugar and snuff the little suckers with that.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I wonder if you would feel the same way about fire ants? Many ants, including fire ants, can deliver painful bites. Ants also love to eat our wooden houses and infrastructure. They would not think twice about eating us; if they could - there would be no debate. It is all about survival. It is one thing to say that you are not going out of your way to kill every living ant. It is another thing to just protect yourself and your property - they would and will.

One ant that has always amazed me is the Alleghany Mound Ants. We hear very little about these ambitious ants: Allegheny mound ant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There is one place that I have counted one hundred of their mounds here in PA.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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I wonder if you would feel the same way about fire ants? Many ants, including fire ants, can deliver painful bites. Ants also love to eat our wooden houses and infrastructure. They would not think twice about eating us; if they could - there would be no debate. It is all about survival. It is one thing to say that you are not going out of your way to kill every living ant. It is another thing to just protect yourself and your property - they would and will.

One ant that has always amazed me is the Alleghany Mound Ants. We hear very little about these ambitious ants: Allegheny mound ant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There is one place that I have counted one hundred of their mounds here in PA.
Yes if it came down to me or them I would have to take action, serious action. I also have no love for fleas or ticks. One thing that bothers me, though, is that I have read that the many of the pesticides we use are just a mild form of nerve gas. I still feel bad for the little buggers.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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Ants are certainly fascinating creatures with a level of sophistication and organization that is uncommon in nature. They are, indeed, awe inspiring. They are also not something that I'm willing to tolerate in my home or my yard. Of course, I don't tolerate chemical poisons in my home or yard either, so my remedy is generally limited to ensuring that my home is unsuitable habitat for ants and spraying any mounds to the ground with a garden hose. They will usually rebuild once or twice, but they don't tolerate repeated mound destruction and eventually move off the premises. I'm not really prepared to concede that this is even remotely akin to murder, but I can certainly understand a fascination with ants. Some are more fascinating than others, also.

I'll go out of my way to prevent disturbing a line of leafcutter ants doing what they do. Harvester ants I'm disinterested in... Seen lots of 'em and we don't bother one another. Fire ants, on the other hand, are worth a day of gathering aluminum scrap to melt and pour down a hole in their mound.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Fire ants, on the other hand, are worth a day of gathering aluminum scrap to melt and pour down a hole in their mound.
That makes an interesting sculpture.

When ants come into my house I give them a little treat to take back to their friends.
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