Crazy Ants Are Your Latest Florida Invasive Species (Video)
Lionfish. Burmese pythons. Rock pythons. Giants snails. Tegu lizards.
All weird animals in Florida that come from elsewhere are either freaky as hell or dangerous or both. And all are wreaking havoc on the environment.
Well, now you can add a brand-new species: the crazy ant.
Crazy ants are apparently destructive to all other ants, they're seemingly immune to pest control, and they're just as horny as the other invasive species, because they multiply in droves. And by "droves," we mean "millions."
Crazy ants are called crazy because they don't move like normal ants. They kind of glide all over the place.
They don't bite, but they swarm by the millions and can devastate homes, electrical wires, and pretty much anything they can burrow their way into. And you don't want these suckers making themselves at home at your place.
And, according to the Sun Sentinel, these bastards are invading the Gulf Coast, including Florida.
Unlike other species of ants, crazy ants have multiple queens, which means millions of baby crazy ants being born into the world.
You can kill them, but because they multiply so quickly and by the millions, they're virtually impossible to get rid of completely. Crazy ants arrived in the U.S. from South America in 2002, first landing in Texas, then spreading to Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and now Florida.
The video below shows piles of dead ants somewhere in north Tampa. And yes, it looks like mounds of infield baseball dirt.
But, no, it's actually mounds of crazy ants. Fun!
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