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'Super Ants' Discovered in London

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An invasion of super ants that are attracted to electricity is feared to be spreading across the south of the country after a large nest was discovered in a house in London, metro.co.uk reports.

| July 25, 2014

An invasion of super ants that are attracted to electricity is feared to be spreading across the south of the country after a large nest was discovered in a house in London, metro.co.uk reports.

The Asian super ants, also known as fire ants, were first seen in the UK in 2009 where more than 35,000 were discovered inside a National Trust property in Gloucestershire.

But now experts fear the ants are spreading, after a colony was unearthed in a house in Hendon in north-west London – nearly 100 miles from the first site – and in Buckinghamshire.

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Source: metro.co.uk reports.
 

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