The following is story written a couple of years ago by Jim Molony for the Friendswood and Pearland Journals about the Crazy ant and its destructive habits. We have found that creating an organic barrier around doorways and electrical areas with coffee grounds and diatomaceous earth is one way to control these pests.
This story is posted with permission of the Friendswood and Pearland Journals.
Not so crazy ‘bout you, little guy
By Jim Molony
For several years, the aptly named Crazy Ant has been driving locals to distraction with its destructive habits.
But now, concerns are growing beyond the ants’ propensity to damage electrical systems. Crazy Ants appear to have launched a campaign of conquest against a pillar of agriculture – the honey bee.