Ant infestation at Auckland’s children hospital forces sick baby to move twice – New Zealand Herald

Ant infestation at Auckland’s children hospital forces sick baby to move twiceNew Zealand HeraldAn ant infestation at an Auckland children’s hospital has forced a mother and her sick 4-month-old son to move rooms twice. Alysha Hukatai and baby Noah Hukatai-Pare fled two rooms at Kidz First Children’s Hospital after she found ants crawling on the … […]

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The Latest: Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner The Latest: Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floodsFairbanks Daily News-MinerThat’s the warning from Alabama state officials, who say the insects known as red imported fire ants can present a potentially serious health threat to people and animals during severe flooding. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System said in a … from […]

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Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters – WMUR Manchester

WMUR Manchester Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood watersWMUR ManchesterThat’s the warning from Alabama state officials, who say the insects known as red imported fire ants can present a potentially serious health threat to people and animals during severe flooding. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System said in a …Tropical storm Cindy brings suspected […]

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Just Back: Why skinny jeans are no match for Rwanda’s fire ants – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Just Back: Why skinny jeans are no match for Rwanda’s fire antsTelegraph.co.ukYou must watch out for fire ants, our local guide says. I look at the others in our party – the German mum and daughter have fold-up walking sticks, boots, and thick socks. The family of four – two teenage children – have […]

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Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study shows – EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release) Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study showsEurekAlert (press release)Nora Villamil-Buenrostro, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Sciences, who led the study, said: “Offering sweet bribes in the form of nectar may be a strategy used by ant-plants to avoid conflict between ants and pollinators. This […]

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Tropical Storm Cindy brings rafts of floating fire ants warning – Sky News

Sky News Tropical Storm Cindy brings rafts of floating fire ants warningSky News“When floodwaters come, humans are not the only ones looking for dry ground,” officials from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System warned. “In areas infested with red imported fire ants, these ants and their colonies can present a potentially …Beware of Fire Ants During […]

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Kayaks, falling trees and islands of fire ants amid storms in Gulf region – Washington Post

Washington Post Kayaks, falling trees and islands of fire ants amid storms in Gulf regionWashington PostJune 23, 2017 10:46 AM EDT – Videos posted to social media show the effects of storms and flooding in the Gulf region after Tropical Storm Cindy hit on June 22. (The Washington Post). June 23, 2017 10:46 AM EDT […]

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