Wednesday, the LSU AgCenter announced a new weapon in the battle against tawny crazy ants.
It’s a pesticide that requires an emergency exemption by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for use. It can only be used by exterminations in the state, and samples of the ants must be sent to the AgCenter in advance.
According to the AgCenter, some buildings in Louisiana are infested with the ants. They do not sting. The AgCenter says the ants might bite, but it’s not painful.
They’re called crazy ants because of the way they run around.
The emergency pesticide clearance expires on November 1, 2015.