Thursday, May 15, 2008

Crazy rasberry ants are literally the bug in the computer

Crazy rasberry ants are a relatively new species that are spreading through the Houston area. From Yahoo News:

They have ruined pumps at sewage pumping stations, fouled computers and at least one homeowner's gas meter, and caused fire alarms to malfunction. They have been spotted at NASA's Johnson Space Center and close to Hobby Airport, though they haven't caused any major problems there yet.
The news is not all bad - they eat fire ants.

More from Texas A&M's Urban Entomology Center.