Stinging Ants Plague Outdoor Lovers

 

 

While most ants, except for fire ants, don't bite people, there is one species of flying ant that is stinging people in Florida.

Scientists aren't sure yet which species of the Hypoponera genus of ants is the one causing the problem. Four species of the ant live in Florida.

Most common ants present no problem other than irritation when they find their way onto kitchen counters, around dog and cat food dishes and likewise. These are easily controlled.

For more information:

http://www.theledger.com:80/article/20070706/BREAKING/70706015

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/antcontrol.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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