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In areas across the southeastern United States, invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.
A growing epidemic is eating its way across the Gulf Coast of the US and it seems there is little that can be done about it. An invasive ant species is displacing native ant species and devouring everything from livestock to electronics.
Ten years is a long time to not have a name. The ‘Rasberry Crazy Ant’, so called for their propensity to swarm in seemingly random, quick moving circles, was first noticed in the South Texas area over a decade ago by Tom Rasberry, a local exterminator who took an immediate interest in this rarely-before-seen invader.
San Antonio is trying to deal with a tiny invader that can cause big problems, the crazy ant. A few colonies of crazy ants have been found in one section of the city, the San Antonio Express News reports.
The crazy Rasberry ants are marching. Hundreds, thousands, millions, billions of them are charging through Houston in a near-unstoppable zig-zagging insect army intent on making homes, yards and lives a living hill.
- Growing in low tufty patches.