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The Rasberry Crazy Ant: An Invasive Species That Will Drive You Insane

by Vicki Burns

Have you happened to notice a problem with ants in your home? Not just any ant, mind you, but an ant that moves incredibly quickly and in droves and droves, such that eradicating them seems like an entirely uphill battle? Chances are, you are suffering the wrath of the Rasberry crazy ant, an ant that has made its current home on the Gulf Coast of the United States and is driving homeowners absolutely insane due to the ant's unpredictable movements and behavior.

Since Rasberry crazy ant infestations are dealt with differently than standard ant infestations, knowing about Rasberry crazy ants and how to identify them, will help you work with a pest control company, like Ace Walco & Sons Termite & Pest Control, to more efficiently eradicate this annoying pest when they invade your home.

What Is A Rasberry crazy ant?

A Rasberry crazy ant is an invasive species. Typically, an invasive species can be defined as a species that is not indigenous to the area that it currently occupies. It is a species brought into an ecosystem that either it, or the ecosystem itself, cannot handle. The Rasberry crazy ant falls into the latter category.

The fact of the matter is, the Rasberry crazy ant has no natural predators that reside in the area where they now makes their home on the Gulf Coast. This has caused them to reproduce at an incredible rate and allowed them to be able to occupy areas where they could normally be removed with relative ease. The Rasberry crazy ant derives its name from its unpredictable movements, as well as the exterminator – Tom Rasberry – who noticed that its population was rapidly increasing along the Gulf Coast.

Where Did It Come From?

The ant, which is deeply fierce and competitive, is thought to originally hail from Colombia. Colombia actually has no other forms of ants that are indigenous to the area; the Rasberry crazy ant has actually displaced them all with its incredibly fierce and aggressive behavior.

From Colombia, it is thought that the ant was brought to Argentina, in order to control other ant populations. Unwittingly, the ants once again conquered all other ant colonies and are among the only type of ants now found in Argentina. It is from Argentina that the ants were brought to the United States, once again, in an attempt to control other types of ant population.

Behavior and Characteristics Of The Crazy Ant

As aforementioned, its primary quality is that it is incredibly aggressive. In addition to playing a primary role in the extinction of every other type of ant in the entire country of Colombia, these little ants are aggressive towards many other forms of life. It has been reported that small forms of poultry, such as chickens, have been smothered to death by these ants.

They're not shy beings and are willing to launch attacks on animals much bigger than themselves. There have been reports of the ants attacking cattle, particularly their eyes. The Rasberry crazy ant is notoriously difficult to catch or even stomp on, due to the fact that they are incredibly quick and do not conform to predictable patterns of movement.

Problems With Eradication

Rasberry crazy ants are notoriously difficult to eradicate with poison. Normal ant baits do not work on the Rasberry crazy ants, and they have shown resiliency and outright immunity to many forms of toxins. If you have an infestation of Rasberry crazy ants, you will need to contact a pest control service that has the proper bait and know-how to rid you of them. Most likely, you will not be able to solve the problem on your own.