I avoid these ant beds like the plague. When I was A kid I seemed to always be getting stung by one. Their sting is painful and I would feel bad and feverish. The ranch has these beds all over. John used to carry poison to try to kill them out until one of the land ladies told him the Horny Toads eat them. Too bad we couldn't import a load of them in. They would have plenty of food. We haven't seen a Horny Toad in about three years and hadn't seen one for years before that but I always look for them. I also keep an eye out for Big Red Ant beds to make sure I don't step on their property.