So I'm doing yardwork, trimming the hedges, putting down fertilizer & weed killer, etc. Decide I'd better turn the compost as that rarely gets done. Get the shovel, stand ready and what do I see but a squash plant (I think) growing on the top. Maybe a bird ate my seeds and shart it into the compost? Dunno. But I'm gonna get that sucker and transplant it. So I reach in there, scoop up some dirt and FEEL BURNING PAIN. I grabbed a double-handful of fire ants. Those little fuckers are pure evil. It took about 2.5 seconds to get 'em off.
I do not recommend grabbing a double-handful of fire ants. Never a good choice.
YIKES - hopefully there was no need to seek medical attention.
Lack of humidity and bugs is an extremely nice part of living in the Rockies. You midwest/easterners won't believe this,but there is only one place we go camping that we need mosquito repellent. A few ants and gnats but once you get to about 7000 feet there are very very few bugs.
Jonzr - I just noticed this. I, but more so the people reading my posts, thank you for instituting a spell check.