I replaced the steam iron when we reorganized the pantry. I had not emptied the water from it the last time I used it. When I looked closely at the tubes that indicate the water level, I saw organic matter floating. Closer examination showed that matter to be drowned sugar ants.
We had an infestation last year that culminated in a visit from Bug Busters while we were at the coast in November.
It is probably not to my advantage to report that I discovered this on June 5 this year.
I didn't bother to consult Heloise.