Entomology: Subversion Among the Ants

Subversion Among the Arts

The U.S. South knows few worse pests than the tiny fire ant, an uninvited guest that came up from South America nearly 50 years ago and settled down for a long visit.The little insects bite people raising painful lumps, attack livestock, nibble crops and foul up ex pensive farm machinery with their hard earthen nest mounds. For years nothing could check their spread; massive at tacks with chemical dusts and sprays all failed. Now it looks as if the Department of Agriculture has finally found an answer to the curse of...

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