Crazy ants taking over Baton Rouge

Close up image of tawny crazy antsHave you seen ants in your home that you don’t recognize? A new speciest of ants is taking over Louisiana, and they are being called “crazy ants”.

No, “crazy ants” are not ants that are celebrating a victory of LSU over Alabama in football. They are a completely unique species of ant which is new to the Baton Rouge area.

Also known as “tawny ants”, they show up in huge numbers and can literally blanket your yard or home in no time at all.

These unusual ants do not build mounds. Instead, they live underground, making them very hard to detect where they are coming from.

But don’t worry, crazy ants don’t bite or sting, but they can contaminate your home or even chew through wires.