This morning, the boys were freaked out to go in the bathroom, because somehow a colony of gnats (or something) had decided to camp out on the tile floor. So, this is as good a day as any to talk about bugs.
There are insects where we live. Our favorite in Manila was the cockroach.
"Cockroaches. Why did it have to be cockroaches?"
Didn't see that scene? Well, they should have made it. It would have been a doozy.
We can't stand the things, and we never got rid of them. One night we discovered their egg pods in the boys dresser, and I literally spent the entire evening cleaning out what would have been thousands of the little.....but this is a G-rated blog, so I'll leave it at that.
Ants. These are our new friends. We had them in Manila, but now, they are EVERYWHERE. Sometimes in the (sealed) sugar container. Always on the floor, counters, walls...EVERYWHERE. Often driving us crazy.
Currently they are feasting on the doors in our house, and leave little piles of termite dust under them almost every day. Thanks termites.
And, just had to throw in the Atlas moth because it was like the size of Skye's head.
Back when we lived in the US, we saw the occasional ant, and every once in a while knew someone who had termites in their house. Insects indoors were an occasional annoyance.
But here, it feels more like a never-ending battle against the little six-legged monsters for the survivial of our home. They would like to eat it up and spit it out, and we would really prefer that they did not. So, there is daily conflict. Right now I'm not sure who's winning. I just caulked up the home of another ant army, and they haven't regrouped yet. Perhaps today, we won a battle. But I have a feeling they'll be back tomorrow.
God made all insects for a reason. Until I get to heaven, I will not know the reason for some of them. But thats ok.
Pictures courtesy of Google! (except for one)