Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,


One of the drawbacks of being paid way less than I used to be is that there's no possible way I can justify paying someone else to mow my lawn. I've been letting it get a little ragged, and not doing the whole thing all at once, but I'm keeping at least the front pretty presentable.

While I cleared some fallen branches last night before mowing, I discovered a pretty large anthill in the front yard. I'd already noticed several small ones on the driveway.

I asked on Twitter if anyone had suggestions for doing away with the anthills without risking scattering the ants such that they'd end up in my house, and I got a couple of responses each of pouring boiling water into the anthill, and sprinkling some diatomaceous earth over it.

Anyone else care to weigh in with suggestions before I do something?

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