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South Texas Ants May Fend Off Invasive Species

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A multitude of ant species in South Texas, some of them invasive, has helped the region fend off the highly disruptive tawny crazy ant, the Associated Press reports.

| February 7, 2014

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A multitude of ant species in South Texas, some of them invasive, has helped the region fend off the highly disruptive tawny crazy ant, the Associated Press reports.

Raul Villanueva, an entomologist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, told The Brownsville Herald (http://bit.ly/1eiB00e ) that other than a major infestation in Weslaco in 2010, there have been no reports of tawny crazy ants in South Texas.

"In this area we have abundant ants," Villanueva said. "That's important, probably. I believe it balances things out."

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Source: Associated Press

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