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Tawny Crazy Ants Invade Southern States

NPR | June 22, 2013 7:59 a.m. | Updated: June 22, 2013 8:17 p.m.

Tawny crazy ants are invading ecosystems and homes in states including Texas and Florida, wiping out other ant species and overwhelming homeowners. Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon talks to Texas A&M research scientist Robert Puckett, who says the ants are “ecological steamrollers” that reproduce so fast they are nearly impossible to get rid of.

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