Secret Site Map
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Home News South Texas Ants May Fend Off Invasive Species

South Texas Ants May Fend Off Invasive Species

Ants

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."

Read the entire article.

Source: Associated Press

Top news

Mosquitoes 'Smell' and 'Taste' DEET and other Repellents

Mosquitoes not only have a sense of smell for certain insect repellents, but they also have a sense of taste for these chemicals, according to scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

California Movie Theater Closes Due to Bed Bug Concerns

A bed bug infestation has shut down Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas Sunday afternoon until Tuesday after concerns from customers were raised on the theater's Facebook page.

European Bee Health Levels Improve, Bayer Reports

New field data from nearly 400,000 bee colonies from 21 countries in Europe and the Mediterranean show that overwintering losses of honey bee colonies – a leading indicator of general bee health – are at their lowest level in years.

Ford Launches New Transit Van

Company brings ‘the pick-up truck of Europe’ stateside to replace its E-series platform.

Bees are No. 1 Bug Killer of Workers, Labor Department Reports

Bees were responsible for more workplace deaths (52) than spiders, wasps and ants combined, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.