When it comes to ants in your Texas home it is important to identify the species that you are dealing with. To ensure results proper identification is critical as ant treatment may vary by species. In fact rasberry crazy ants, a relatively new pest problem in Houston, and Texas are causing a lot of trouble for homeowners and look similar to fire ants. While both are not good company to keep, they exhibit different behaviors thus requiring different methods of treatment.
There are several types of ants in Texas, however one that has garnered a lot of attention since its discovery in Houston in 2002, is the rasberry crazy ant. Unlike other common ants, the rasberry crazy ant is considered an invasive species which according to the Texas A & M’s website means “An alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health...” and is known for its erratic behavior when foraging.
It’s true, there really is an ant species called rasberry crazy ants. Named after a local exterminator from Pasadena, TX, Tom Rasberry discovered rasberry crazy ants in 2002. Despite their odd name, this species of ant can be a serious problem for many homeowners as they are tricky to get rid of.