Summarizes the spread of the Nylanderia fulva, hairy crazy ant, across the southern U.S. and the confusing proliferation of common and scientific names used for it.
Nearly once per week I am asked to identify an ant that is suspected to be a Rasberry Crazy Ant. Recent requests have come from Lake Charles, Port Allen, Plaquemine, Cameron, Livingston, East Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes. At this time, none of the suspected ants were the pest that has plagued southeastern Texas. According to Tom Rasberry, the ants are poised to move into Louisiana and are in adjacent Texas counties.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture