"ants are VERY GOOD for your plants"
are a curse throughout the southern U.S. and I hope you never have to deal with them. They probably contributed to the elimination of horned toads and many Texans believe the little beggars are reducing Quail and other ground nesting birds.
They gave my dog fits a few weeks ago when he inadvertently stepped on a mound while we were walking, it was pitiful and he didn't stop whining for almost 10 mins afterwards
A USDA Distribution chart
shows that they are still moving North, but I don't think they'll handle the cold very well.
They have a vicious sting that I could do without.
You can also be grateful the damn "Africanized Honey Bee"
probably won't make it too far north.
They are just becoming a serious pest in the Dallas area and I'm thinking of getting an epi-pen for my dogs.
Local allergy docs are encouraging people sensitive to bee stings to carry epi-pens on their person when they go outdoors for camping, hiking etc.
They pose a serious problem when they are swarming and the reports of serious attacks and even deaths are increasing.
Life is interestings in North texas!!
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