Crazy ant (Paratrechina longicornis) is an extremely hardy species. Its ability to invade a varying degree of habitats makes it serious threat. It occurs in large numbers in homes or outdoors. They forage long distances away from the nest, making them hard to find and subsequently make it difficult to control. P. longicornis is a common tramp that invades houses and heated buildings. It is known to transport pathogenic microbes in hospitals. P. longicornis is capable of displacing other ants and possibly other invertebrates. It is also difficult to control with current commercially available chemical controls because they show limited effectiveness. Nests can be in cracks in concrete or around wharf piles, which makes nests often difficult to locate and control. (Harris and Berry, 2005; and Nickerson and Barbara, 2000).
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