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CRAZY ANTS INVADE U.S.A BY MILLIONS?


NEW ORLEANS, U.S.A. - After typhoon, floods, fire and earthquakes now America is invaded bye millions of crazy ants. The ants whose origin probably coming from native to South America are making their way through southern states of U.S.A. Namely; Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
It sounds like a horror movie --- Biting ants invade USA by the millions and camper’s metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes.
Florida had the ants in about five counties in 2000 but today is up to 20, said Joe MacGown, who curates the ant at the Mississippi State Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University .
  • According to Gown, nine years after first being spotted in Texas, that state now has them in 18 counties. So far, they have been found in two counties in Mississippi and at least one Louisiana parish.
  • The flea-sized critters are called crazy because each forager scrambles randomly at a speed that your average picnic ant, marching one by one, reaches only in video fast-forward. They're called hairy because of fuzz that, to the naked eye, makes their abdomens look less glossy than those of their slower, bigger cousins.
  • In Texas, they've invaded homes and industrial complexes, urban areas and rural areas. They travel in cargo containers, hay bales, potted plants, motorcycles and moving vans. They overwhelm beehives---one Texas beekeeper was losing 100 a year in 2009. They short out industrial equipment.
The flea-sized critters are called crazy because each forager scrambles randomly at a speed that your average picnic ant, marching one by one, reaches only in video fast-forward. They're called hairy because of fuzz that, to the naked eye, makes their abdomens look less glossy than those of their slower, bigger cousins.
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