Ants Attraction to Electricity can cause Short Circuits

 

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It has been reported that a few species of ant such as the red imported fire ant and the 'Asian super ant' naturally gather where there are electrical currents flowing, this can cause fire risks and blackouts as they short circuit electrical appliances.

 

Their compulsion to follow electricity appears to be stronger than their need for food or water!

 

To learn about the ways in which we have chosen to control the invasive fire ants see bio control.