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Super Ants Attack Texas Electronics

By Melissa Lafsky | May 15, 2008 1:21 pm

antResidents of five counties in the Houston area have found themselves besieged by a most unwanted visitor: A new species of swarming, electronics-killing ants. Normally found in the Southeast and the Caribbean, these reddish-brown arthropods known locally as “crazy rasberry ants” are thought to have arrived in Houston via a cargo ship a few years ago, and have since spread in droves. Over-the-counter bug sprays can’t touch them, and they’re liable to bite—though not with the painful stinger of that other Texas staple, fire ants, whom the crazy raspberries eat for lunch (literally).

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