Ants ! ! !
My new nemesis this year is ANTS -- the kind that bite and leave itchy blisters behind.
A new daylily bed this year went in a spot that was the spot of a sand delivery last year. I amended the soil, but the first time I tried to weed there, the ants swarmed me. I can't sit, kneel or even stoop and shake the dirt off, because the ants land on me and start chewing. This bed has been partially newspapered/mulched, but I gave up when they even crawled down the tops of my tall boots.
Any ideas for what to use to kill the buggers without hurting my daylilies? "Humane" solutions are not necessary . . . .