Coming soon to a home and yard near you

Written by Fox News on . Posted in Science

Publisher's note:  As if we don't have enough stuff to worry about.  Imagine up to and more than 20 billion tiny ants per acre that eat EVERYTHING.  They don't bite or sting, but they will eat housing wiring insulation and other materials designed to protect one's home.  According to one exterminator, "But when all is said and done I guarantee you, you’d rather have the fire ants because they are much easier to deal with.”

This is the stuff of nightmares.

Fox News:  This is one horror film plot that may be all too real: Billions of voracious ants are about to descend on the Houston area, destroying entire homes and anything else that gets in their way.

Rasberry Crazy Ants, even more destructive and mobile than their angry cousins, fire ants, are just weeks away from descending on the largest city in Texas. Since 2008, the ants, which entomologists believe came to Texas from South America aboard a cargo ship in the 1930s, have expanded their presence to 27 counties from just eight. Once in a home, they zero in on electrical systems, chewing through insulation and causing short circuits and general havoc. 

“I’ve been in houses where every time you took a step you’d literally be stepping on thousands of ants with each step,” exterminator Tom Rasberry told

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