Hairy, Crazy Ants Could Make Their Way Into GA

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA 10-9-11

Hairy crazy ants are already menacing Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Georgia could be next.

Experts tell say it may only be a matter of time before the flea-sized critters make their way northward to Georgia, just like the Formosan termite and the fire ant did years ago.

They're called crazy because each ant in the horde seems to scramble randomly, moving so fast that they appear as if they're on fast-forward.

They have a hairlike substance on them that makes them less glossy than other ants.

What sets the hairy crazy ant apart from other ants is the enormous size of their colonies.

The tropical ant has migrated from South America, through the Caribbean islands to the Gulf states, said Ron Harrison, director of technical services for Orkin Pest Control, a division of Atlanta-based Rollins Corporation.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    That was cute!
  • by Anonymous Location: nfla on Oct 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    lol, cute. ;o)
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM
    LOL i spit my coffee out on that one!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    Maybe they will start a war with the dang fire ants and annihilate each other???
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      by Anon on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:35 AM in reply to
      These destroy fire ants. You'd rather have the fire ants. These are horrible.
  • by STEVE on Oct 9, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    Seems they already made it to Wall Street 3 weeks ago.
  • by Betsy Location: Moultrie, GA on Oct 9, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    Wake up!! The appearance of the hairy ants means that the Second Coming of Christ is getting closer and closer.
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      by STEVE on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:22 AM in reply to Betsy
      Along with worldwide financial collapse and worldwide riots and protest.
    • reply
      by Amanda on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:49 AM in reply to Betsy
      I am a religious person, but I can't believe that one!! Why does EVERYONE scream "it's the Second Coming of Christ" whenever something happens? He will NOT give us ANY clue when he comes!! He will just COME!!
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        by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 09:58 AM in reply to Amanda
        Amanda, you're silly. You're trying to prove a point with FACTS and no one on this website pays ANY attention to those pesky little things. ;)
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          by minty on Oct 10, 2011 at 01:00 PM in reply to
          I was saying,,,lol, cute. ;o)---You will see that as a comment on this page and it makes no sense, cause when you hit the tab key to put in location, it creates a new post. Anyway, that was cute, Anonymous.
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          by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 01:29 PM in reply to
          FACTS??? Since when is any utterance by superstitious, gullible, ignorant people considered "fact"?
  • by The Breeze Location: Perry on Oct 9, 2011 at 03:11 PM
    Hairy crazy ants. Sounds like a good name for a new age rock group.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2011 at 09:15 AM
    Hmmmm, ants migrate over open seas - I don`t think so. We should all be thankful to all of the politicians and the past President who supported CAFTA for the "free trade" with Central and South America. The increased trade and import of goods in shipping containers where these invasive insects hopped a ride here has brought us these ants for "free" that get trucked by semis on the interstates. Shipping containers are only inspected for "active dangers or threats" not for damaging insects. It should not be too long before they are in every state and headed to Canada. Now don`t you feel blessed?
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      by I agree on Oct 10, 2011 at 06:19 AM in reply to
      I agree. Where is DHS when there is an opportunity for them to actually do something productive ?!? Probably "frisking" Uncles . . .
  • by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    I already have crazy, hairy aunts in my family.
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      by SH88 on Oct 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM in reply to
      I got a good laugh out of that.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to
      me too!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    antss' be in my crib. Dey be biten.
    • reply
      by Steve Not in Marietta on Oct 10, 2011 at 01:59 PM in reply to
      These dudes are fast like sugar ants on 'roids. "Anonymous" I think that what you did mean to post is: "antss' be in my crib. Dem be biten.
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