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Twany Crazy Ant documented in South Georgia for the first time ever


Its called a  Twany Crazy Ant, and for the first time ever, its been documented here in south Georgia.

This type of ant comes from South America, and until now, has only been documented in a few states, including Florida and Texas.

County Extension Agents say the "Twany Crazy Ant" is typical found in piles of wood and lumber. They believe they got to the U.S. through container shipments, and were transferred by humans.

Extension Agent James Morgan says he discovered these ants at an empty duplex in Albany. Morgan says people shouldn't be concerned if they find them in their home. He says they're more of a nuisance then anything.

"They don't have a stinger, but they may in fact bit you. If they do it's a mild bit and it doesn't last very long. They are not causing grave economic problems at this point," says James Morgan, Dougherty County  Extension Coordinator.

He says if you do find them in your home in large numbers, they can get into your electrical sockets, and  cause things to short circuit.

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