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I can't remember the last time I had s'mores. Probably more than 30 years ago. Then again, I haven't been camping since I was a kid, and I'm not much of a backyard fire pit person.
Talk about slow cookin' am I right?
Jokes aside, I'd absolutely do this if I weren't afraid my neighborhood squirrels would make off with my s'mores. They're the brave kind that will snatch something right out of your hand.
Squirrel, rabbit, deer, fox, bear, or coyote. Take your pick, and those are just the mammals. The ants are just horrendous this year.
The ants are just horrendous this year.
No kidding! So far I've had to get rid of two nests down in the cracks of the concrete of my old porch, and for about the last two months I've been finding them in my house. Not a lot in the house, thankfully, but enough that it's a bit annoying.
One of our biggest problems here is brown marmorated stink bugs. I couldn't figure out how they were getting in last fall until I took my window AC out for the winter. They were nesting inside of it. Literally hundreds up in the control and wiring spaces. They still get in, but at least now not as much and not from the AC. Thankfully they're harmless, at least to people, so I just pick them up and put them outside.
At least the Asian Lady Beetles have calmed down. Those things bite!
Oh. My. Goodness, I've been in a heated battle with ants lately. Can I refashion the solar oven into a death ray for ants?
Mwah ha ha ha ha...
We'd been getting these massive black ones in hordes. I ended up moving all the furniture into the center of the room, spraying Raid Max Ant & Roach around the circumference of the room. Worked like a charm and haven't seen them since.
Just noticed them this week doing a virtual Jan 6th on my driveway and front porch... did the same but in the exterior and not a one crossed the line alive.
Stuff works great.