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Ants, Porn and Stopping up the Gaps

As I watch yet another trail of ants wind its way along the windowsill, across the benchtop and into a cupboard, I wonder what God was thinking the day he made these tenacious critters. I understand their admirable qualities – the team spirit and industrious work ethic – but they’re not the descriptors that spring to mind as I’m washing their little black corpses off the sausages I left thawing on the bench. I am an ant-killer. Surface spray is my friend. I wipe those team-spirited, industrious ants with my mean, green dishcloth and flood out their syrupy lodgings with burning hot water. They have died in their hundreds, but still they return. I know what needs to be done. We need to find their entry point, and block it. But on a 1950s house, that’s no small feat! There are potentially more ways in than there are ants! Which is exactly the way I have felt about the nasties my children will face when they are old enough to “Google it”. Like the steady …