One of the things about my garden is that everyday I find something different, new growth, new buds, new blooms. It's not always something wonderful. I find more aphids, more slugs, larger slugs, more ants. The ant problem has gotten worse. Each time I water, there's more of them so there's more ants climbing up my legs in a panic. Yes, I so get the 'ants in my pants' phenomenom. I'm not quite sure how to deal with this organically beyond stomping. Someone passing through suggested cayenne pepper and cornmeal, a 'bloat and sizzle' effect.