Thursday, May 15, 2008

Someday, ants will rule the world

"Crazy" ants are in Houston:

In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers.

The hairy, reddish-brown creatures are known as "crazy rasberry ants" — crazy, because they wander erratically instead of marching in regimented lines, and "rasberry" after Tom Rasberry, an exterminator who did battle against them early on.

Well, at least they do something that I don't mind much:

The good news? They eat fire ants, the stinging red terrors of Texas summers.

I can't say that it's really a good thing considering the rest of the stuff I'm reading about these pesky little buggers.

Seriously, ants like these will rule the world someday.

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