Asian ‘Super Ants’ Are Invading the UK

/ 6 years ago

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The Telegraph reports a new hazard for all our beloved technology, and it is not an new fancy virus or piece of sophisticated mal-ware. No it’s ants, yes you read right. The Asian ‘super ant’ that is better known as fire ant has taken up a solid residency in the UK.

They were already discovered back in 2009 where a colony of 35 thousand was found near Gloucestershire. As ants are, they haven’t been lazy. They have since multiplied and spread out in all directions. Recently a colony invaded a house in Hendon, north west London and they’ve also been spotted in Buckinghamshire.

The whole problem is that the ants are attracted to electricity, making the modern home the go-to place number one for these tiny creatures.

“The problems with them are they seem to get attracted to electricity and they can take up residence in plug sockets and power sources, creating a fire hazard.” said Jo Hodgkins, a wildlife and countryside adviser at the National Trust.

They have no problem with the climate in Britain and established themselves well. They are pretty tough small creatures and it would be no surprise if the have gone a lot further.

I guess this gives the term firewall a whole new meaning.

Thank you The Telegraph for providing us with this information.

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