I have been growing outside this summer on my deck, which overall has been a great success although it did seem to be the straw that broke the camel's back for several plants that were already struggling and now have gone to the great compost heap in the sky. One issue I have been noticing is ants seem to love my orchids. They don't seem to be eating the orchids or farming scale or aphids on them, but rather just appear to walk around on the plants and media and collect what I assume is extra floral nectar. I know many orchids have mutualism with ants in the wild and I was wondering if I should be at all worried about them and if so, how to deal with the problem. My biggest worry now is that I'll track them in when I bring the plants inside for the winter. Thoughts? Maybe our new member Frog Eater can shed some light on the subject.