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Old 07-26-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Rise of the SUPER ANTS: Six colonies of Asian insects now living in Britain after invasion

Ants can spark blackouts and fires as they are drawn to power sockets
Three UK infestations so far - one in Yorkshire, and two in Eastbourne
However their similar appearance to garden ants means there may be more that have so far gone unnoticed
They are too small to bite humans, but attack other ants

Lasius neglectus, which thrives in gardens and greenhouses, and
lives in massive colonies of more than 100 million, has set up home
areas as far apart as Yorkshire and Sussex

If these things are attracted to electrical connections they can be a real headache. Our own invasive fire ants here in the southern United States will do this at times in periods of high rainfall. I've had to clean them out of my well pump points many times over the years. They cram in so tightly they keep the points from connecting.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:42 AM   #2
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Pour salt water where ever you see ants and they will depart.

Not on any electrics of course. Try a vacuum cleaner.

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