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The Neighborhood Gardener
Pest Update: Caribbean Crazy Ant

The Caribbean Crazy Ant can invade buildings and produce overwhelming infestations that make the ground appear to move. Their erratic movement and large numbers have given them the name "crazy."

This ant is also known as the brown or hairy crazy ant based on its appearance. More often than not, management of this ant will require the services of a professional pest control company. Whether you decide on using the services of a pest control company or do pest control in-house, be sure to check out the resources below and the UF/IFAS School IPM website's Caribbean crazy ant page for information and updates on this invasive pest.

Caribbean Crazy Ant Resources


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