Saturday, May 18, 2013

New breed of 'Crazy Ants' that nest everywhere and damage electrical systems are taking over Southeastern United States

You certainly wouldn't want these ants in your pants.

A species of ants, nicknamed 'crazy' by researchers because they are prone to sporadic movements has descended upon the Southeastern region of the country, particularly in coastal areas with warmer temperatures and has wreaked havoc on yards and homes.

'Crazy' ants are known scientifically as 'Nylanderia fulva' and are native to Argentina and Brazil, they are also referred to as 'rasberry' after the exterminator Tom Rasberry who discovered them in Houston in 2002.