‘Crazy’ Ants Swarm Across Southeastern U.S.

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•22 May 27, 2013

An invasive species known as crazy ants is rapidly crowding out fire ant species in the Southeast, causing havoc by invading homes, nesting in walls, and damaging appliances and electrical equipment by swarming inside of them. What do you think?

  • “We need to, as a society, understand why our ants have gone crazy.”

    Richard Judge –
    Harpsichord Maker

  • “The caste system, the slave raids, the polymorphism—being an ant is enough to drive anyone crazy.”

    Yvonne Cowland –
    Soils Engineer

  • “Shit. That’s better than crazy skeeters, though.”

    Barry Kelly –
    Upholstery Cleaner

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