There are a good number of creepy crawlies around here. They leave us alone, we leave them alone. Some of them are pretty darn cool (lizards, monster moths) or darn funky (tarantulas). But don’t get me started on the evil that is the fire ant. Fire ants have a problem with leaving anything alone and boy does their sting hurt! Nasty things.
Recently, I discovered that they can be removed (ok, killed) with a very diluted mixture of soap and regular dish washing soap. The same concoction will do away with the random roach that tries to move in with us. I don’t relish in killing critters without good cause but I have no love for fire ant and cockroaches and do think it’s quite cool to be able to dispatch of them without using harsh chemicals/poisons.