Going Crazy In Florida And Texas

Saturday July 28, 2012


Mr Pest Control


The ground is moving with Caribbean crazy ants. I have never seen anything like this. After identifying, monitoring and scouting I need control action guidelines. Do you have any suggestions on what to do next?

Mr Pest Control


Thisinvading ant species has proven to be a challenge, in part because of theoverwhelming numbers that it provides to us. It is given the scientific name ofNylanderia pubens, and is similar to other “crazy” ants we have in the U.S. with its single node, long antennae, and extremely rapid movements. It isnative to islands in the West Indies, but has been in southern Florida since at least1953. A more recent invader appeared in the Houston area of Texas around 2002,and is dubbed the Rasberry Crazy Ant, and this species is also giving humansfits with it massive numbers and highly active behavior. The exactidentification of the Rasberry Crazy Ant is still not determined, but it is aclose relative of the Caribbean Crazy Ant if not the same species. Currentresearch suggests that the Caribbean and Rasberry Crazy An... Read more

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