and NOW we have FIREANTS in the backyard!!!! Part of our property tax funds the county vector control service for treating pests like these (and rats, and mosquitos, and...) So the truck came out today and found not one, but TWO mounds in the yard (I hadn't seen THAT one). They treated our yard and the neighbors on either side of us. Then they'll come back out in 3 to 4 months to check on the sitch and treat again if necessary. These pesky critters are really starting to cause problems here in our state. They never used to be a problem.