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Largest U.S. state is experiencing the invasion of "reasonable ants"

May 15 2008
05:23

In Texas, came an unexpected attack: the state attacked the millions of ants that cause short circuits in household appliances and even damage computers. Insects, popularly called "mad ants Resberri, differs in the increased interest in electrical appliances and equipment, which can not yet explain the science. Scientists only state that the "attack" belongs to the species of ant subspecies "Paratrechina" and their large concentrations were found at the site by NASA in the Houston area, as well as near the airport Hobby.

According to experts on harassment of insects, these ants are very weak standard insecticides, commercially available. In addition, they do not touch the poisoned bait. Ants also use dead animals in order to build bridges and overcome them safely land, poisoned with insecticide.

Another feature of these ants is the randomness of movement, whereas the conventional ant characteristic movement is strictly in an orderly manner. For the first time this species of ants appeared in Texas in 2002. Supposedly the ants came to the U.S. on board the cargo plane or ship, and were distributed from Houston. Scientists do not know where it came new species of ants, but their closest relatives live in the Caribbean. This writes the AP.

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