Sunday, September 20, 2009


Ohh wheee this story makes my skin crawl! But here goes...there is a new kind of ant about to invade Louisiana from Texas and experts say they are worse than fire ants. This new species is called Raspberry Crazy Ants and even though they don't sting like fire ants, they are worse because they nest on the ground and in potted plants disrupting wildlife and damaging plant life. They have several queens so their colonies can grow exponentially larger than fire ant colonies creating "super colonies" and these things have even been known to kill and overtake full bee hives for the honey! The Crazy Ants are named because they don't walk in a line, but instead in a crazy, random pattern. Yikes. Keith Magill with the Daily Comet has the full story.

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