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Ants Invade Houston, Eat Computers

Ants Invade Houston, Eat Computers

Sounds like a science fiction movie doesn't it?  But it's not.

The newly recognized species is believed to have arrived in a cargo shipment through the port of Houston. Scientists are not sure exactly where the ants came from, but their cousins, commonly called crazy ants, are found in the Southeast and the Caribbean.

"At this point, it would be nearly impossible to eradicate the ant because it is so widely dispersed," said Roger Gold, a Texas A&M University entomologist.

The good news? They eat fire ants, the stinging red terrors of Texas summers.

They have ruined pumps at sewage pumping stations, fouled computers and at least one homeowner's gas meter, and caused fire alarms to malfunction. They have been spotted at NASA's Johnson Space Center and close to Hobby Airport, though they haven't caused any major problems there yet.

Texas, eh?  Dell, you'd better get the exterminators ready.
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Wow, this does not seem to be a real story, but it is interesting. I did not know that there were plastic eating ants out there. lol. Eating computers? lol, haha. :D 

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"And when you do kill these ants, the survivors turn it to their advantage: They pile up the dead, sometimes using them as a bridge to cross safely over surfaces treated with pesticide."

Geez, Superants. James Cameron had it all wrong, it's not our technology that will be man's downfall, but...ants?

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I used to have nightmares when I was little about ants taking over major cites and causing mass panic. I guess my dreams can predict the future :P

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Super ants!!! Its like a movie coming true.... its only a matter of time before they migrate to the pentagon and our nation is open to any enemy threat because the ants will be eating through our defense systems!!! DAM YOU ANTS!

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 Humm I'll watch out for those buggers this summer

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 This was on Yahoo didnt read it though. Imagine Pc being sprayed down with pestidicies if this becomes a major problems.

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