Crazy Ants Spread to New Areas

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tawny crazy ants, Rasberry crazy ants or just plain crazy ants - whatever name they're known by in your area, these ants may be spreading further inland in Gulf Coast states.

Crazy ants are known, and named, for their erratic foraging behavior and for their affinity for electronics such as fuse boxes. Fire ants used to be of top concern in the South, but the invasive crazy ants seem to now be displacing the fire ants.

Crazy ants do not bite or sting, but their small size and large colonies make them very difficult to eradicate.