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Old 11-04-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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It seems Fire ants are going to be out of here and replaced by Crazy ants....no joke!

Crazy ant species to invade Florida l State News
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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I already had a problem with them this summer.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I wonder how to see the difference between all these ants...fire ants are pretty obvious and you will know even if you don't see them after they sting...
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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OMG. I hate crazy ants! They are so hard to get rid of! I've had issues with these pests at the previous property I managed.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/pdf/...fact_sheet.pdf

My pest control guy already does what is outlined in this document.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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Nothing would touch them until i used some old pre 1960's DDT.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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My pest control guy was here today so I asked about the crazy ants. He said they are battling the crazy ants at one of the local schools. He does perimeter spraying around the building once a week and said they are is talk of doing some extensive spraying of the school grounds during the winter break when the kids aren't around.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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The best way to tell if they are crazy ants or fire ants is to pick up a handful.

Disclaimer: Please do not attempt the above without first consulting a professional.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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Just compare how boths kinds of ants act and walk. Fire ants move at a much slower pace while crazy ants are much faster and seem to walk in random directions.
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