Caribbean Crazy Ant Infestation
What do see you along the bottom of the white mobile home in the
If you think it is dirt...then think
The thick brown perimeter along the home is actually a massive
colony of Caribbean Crazy Ants* extending eight inches wide and
three inches deep.
This population of Caribbean Crazy Ants infested a Jacksonville,
Florida mobile home in August 2010. They were found by following
multiple trails of the foraging workers from a nearby wooded
Massey Services, a
company with more than 75 years of experience providing residential
and commercial pest control services, was called in to round up the
troops. The pest professionals controlled the area for several
weeks using a customized treatment plan, which included the
use of professional grade products around the perimeter of both the
structure and the lot.
Luckily, the ants are rarely known to sting or bite and did not
cause any permanent damage to the home or fence. However, they did
prove to be a heavy nuisance to the homeowner with an infestation
that rapidly grew out of control.
*Crazy ants get their name because they are known to run in an
erratic, jerky manner when searching for food. The colonies tend to
be small, composed of up to 2,000 workers with 8 to 40 queens.
Thank you to Massey Services,
Inc. for sharing this Extreme Infestation story.
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