invasion of the fire ants - World Today Report
- Three American scientists are packing their bags today, heading homewards
after spending 10 days in Brisbane, looking at ants. This morning they
issued a final, chilling warning about an introduced pest that they describe
as a monster.
in firey battle of the sexes - The Lab Reports
- The name invicta proves just how tough and time consuming a job it will
be. Invicta means "invincible" and so far the fire ant has yet
to be eradicated from anywhere in the world. "It's been a number
of years since I've seen an infestation that bad where I'm from. It was
really quite impressive and discouraging to see that many fire ants in
someplace this far away from their origin," Dr Charles Barr, Texas
Agricultural Extension Service.
Fire Ants - An Agricultural Pest and a Human Health Hazard
- The red imported fire ant arrived
in the 1930's. Since then, they have become established across the South
and in parts of California and other Western States.
Red Fire Ants - Their Threat To Humans Continues.... - Fire
ants are aggressive and will attack anything that goes near them. They
sting repeatedly, seemingly onsignal and all at the same time.
in plants and garden - Are ants
bad for my garden? If you have ants running around all over your garden,
then the questions will be: Are they attracted by the sweet smell? And
should I let them live in peace or should I exterminate them?
is Army Ants? - Deep deep in the
forest floors of central and South America, try to seek them, it's impossible.
As dangerous as an elephant but as tiny as a grain of sand
Ants, Their Biology and Habits -
"I keep seeing big, black ants in my house, especially in the kitchen
and bathroom. I spray the ones I see, but they keep coming back.
Red Fire Ants - A threat to the environment in California -
Biologists fear Red Imported Fire Ants may become a significant threat
to a variety of California animals and plants.
Ants Threaten Aboriginal Communities -
Nine exotic ant species, recently discovered in the Tiwi Islands off northern
Australia, represent a major environmental, economic and social threat
to Aboriginal communities.
5 million Americans are stung by red fire ants every year! - Fire
Ant Stings - At least 5 million Americans are stung every year!
do you do if you see ants that look like Carpenter Ants - What to
do now? If you are certain that you have found a carpenter ant, read on.