Non Toxic Extermination of Fire Ants

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Did I say extermination? I really meant, relocation. We have fire ant piles around the property here and there. We aren't being over run with fire ants, but we definitely have to be careful walking around in bare feet and weeding. There is a bit of a pride issue when I deal with fire ants. My thoughts are

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Giant Centipede vs. Summer

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A good writer would probably try to build up some sort of suspense right now. The title of this post is "Giant Centipede vs. Summer" so I could lead you to believe that Summer got stung / bit by one, but nope, she is fine, just a little shook up. We were gardening in the back yard when

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Bugs

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I've been noticing that there are caterpillars EVERYWHERE right now. When I was weeding the backyard, I came across thousands of caterpillars in a dozen or so different varieties. They better not be trying to eat my garden! A tomato worm? A punk rock caterpillar I was working in the living room yesterday and something crawling up the

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Hay Una Sandia!

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Stefan and I sort of gave up on the watermelon plants that Eddie planted for us 5 months ago. They sprouted and shriveled enough times that we gave up watering them and let them do their own thing (like get overgrown with weeds...). Lo and behold, a watermelon (sandia) has appeared! I wonder if it's because we have

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Vicious Ants

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I am so tired of getting attacked by ants!!! I honestly can't tell you the last day that I did not get bitten by ants. The ants here in Puerto Rico are vicious. They don't just bite you, the entire colony swarms up your foot/leg and chomp you as many times as they possibly can before you do

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Ticks are so GROSS!

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I am so sick of ticks. Stefan and I could pick ticks off of Kuta and Monkey, all day long. Literally. We spend at least a few hours a week, yanking those little blood suckers off of our poor pups. And, it's not like we don't try and protect our dogs, it's just that nothing seems to work.

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Mosquito Torture!

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AAAAAACK! There are so many mosquitoes in my office today! I definitely have an itchy spot for every hour I have been down here today, not to mention the red slap marks I have all over my back and legs from trying to slap the little suckers. Note to Self: Prioritize Air Conditioning for Offices and Master Bedroom

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Welcome to the Jungle

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I've been playing the roll of gardener for the past week or two, since the guys are concentrating on the inside of the house. As I've been watering, weeding and planting, (I'll leave the pica pica to Stefan ;)...) I've been getting ideas for how we are going to lay out the garden(s) and outside living areas. There

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The Freaks Come Out at Night

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Stefan and I have been really busy and will have some pictures to share in the next couple of days, but let me tell you this...The freaks come out at night, here in Puerto Rico. And by "freaks", I mean BIG, creepy crawly creatures. I was working in my office last night (which is downstairs) and I saw

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