Folklore has it that a surge in ants coming into a house is a sign of rain. If that's right, and our house is a fair indicator of what in store for Brisbane, I should have been expecting a deluge of Biblical proportions for the last 3 months, at least.
We've had an extraordinarily persistent attempt at permanent settlement inside our house by slow moving, small black ants recently. They've also seemingly taken a permanent interest in a couple of citrus trees, which is a pest because of the disease they bring with them to the fruit. (Well, think they farm them, don't they?)
Now, they're even staging a serious attack on my work office (which is not at home) desk. I rarely eat at this desk - I don't know what they hope for.
I'm off to get a can of spray...