I'm not squeamish about insects, so when my husband told me our yard was overrun by ants and that we needed to call an exterminator, my first thought was that he was overreacting. And my second thought was, I don't want to spend money on an exterminator!
But, soon I had to admit that we had a real problem on our hands. If you've read my post about trying to grow new grass, you'll know that I put a lot of effort into fixing up my lawn. And now ants were making a huge mess of it with 66 three inch in diameter anthills dotting all of it. And I know how many because I counted them all!