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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fire ants suck...

Fire Ant, NBII

I have spent the last three days comforting a very sick little Auron.
He sat in a fire ant mound outside our house and got between 15 and 20 bites before I could get all his clothes off of him. He ran 103 degree fever and was miserable for three days because of it. Poor guy.
The doctor said it wasn't an allergic reaction... just a reaction.
Needless to say, he plans to avoid ant hills in the future.


ArmyWifeADA said...

Tell Auron I'm right there with him avoiding ant mounds. I hate them!!! I really do think they were put here by the devil! lol! Poor little guy! :(

God's Warrior Bride said...

I just hate those stupid fire ants. There must be a reason for them, but for the life of me I don't know what it is (except to make you miserable) Tell Auron, Antsy is made at those stupid ants and I am so sad for him.

Anonymous said...

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We are losing the war against these thousand pests mainly because we insist on using only synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers There has been a severe "knowledge drought" - a worldwide decline in agricultural R&D, especially in production research and safe, more effective pest control since the advent of synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers. Today we are like lemmings running to the sea insisting that is the "right way". The greatest challenge facing humanity this century is the necessity for us to double our global food production with less land, less water, less nutrients, less science, frequent droughts, more and more contamination and ever-increasing pest damage.

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In order to try to help "stem the tide", I have just finished re-writing my IPM encyclopedia entitled: THE BEST CONTROL II, that contains over 2,800 safe and far more effective alternatives to pesticide POISONS. This latest copyrighted work is about 1,800 pages in length and is now being updated at my new website at http://www.thebestcontrol2.com .

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Stephen L. Tvedten
2530 Hayes Street
Marne, Michigan 49435
When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest.

"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come." --Victor Hugo
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Melissa said...

armywifeada - He will be happy to know he can get more sympathy (his Mommy is running on low at this point) :)

G.W.B. - I will tell him. One of the many things we will not understand till we can ask HIM ourselves, right?! :p

Stephen - UM, Wow. Where to start? Thank you for the orange juice tip, I thought any type of food would just attract more ants. I can see this is something you feel very strongly about, but I had no intention of putting poison out for fear my kids would get into that too. I applaud your passion and snicker at your slightly shameless marketing technique. More power to you Stephen, and good luck with that!

Anonymous said...

Dear Melissa, Now you can safely solve all of your pest problems basically for free.
All the best, Steve

guttergirl said...

Poor baby.