Crazy Ants Invade the SouthJanay Rickwalder
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
have long been a threat in the southern United States, but this
invasive species may have met its match. Another invasive species
known as the crazy ant
is taking over in many invaded areas. According to
FOX News, a study published inBiological Invasions found that
there were little to no fire ants present in areas that were
infested with crazy ants.
Unlike fire ants, crazy ants are erratic in behavior and usually
nest in homes, specifically underneath floors or carpeting, in
potted plants and in wall voids. While this species doesn’t sting
like fire ants do, they often damage electrical equipment by
swarming inside appliances.