Friday, May 16, 2008

Mother Nature Strikes Back!

Mother Nature has a new invention. And, as brilliant and creative as man might think he is, he doesn't hold a candle to the infinite abilities of the Goddess of Creation herself.


I know this will sound like science fiction. It's not. However, the Grayson Wray track you can listen to on the Amazon Widget to the right will sound exactly like Science Fiction. And, if you purchase the mp3 from Amazon the Wizard will actually make a little cash. He is going to need it to do battle with Mother Nature soon. Why?

The Rasberry Crazy Ants are headed this way and they are attacking computers, video games and even vehicles in their paths.

You heard right. Ants that damage computers! And Cars! And the damned things are tiny. About the size of fleas. They've been dubbed Rasberry Crazy Ants after the exterminator who first did battle with the invaders (Tom Rasberry) and their swarming "crazy" behavior.

Worse yet, they are virtually impossible to kill. They ignore the ant bait used by most exterminators and they ignore fire ant killer, too. Nests have multiple queens. You simply can't kill them all.

If there is any good news, they also kill fire ants.

They are omnivores and attack plants, insects and eggs. But they are attracted to electronic devices. Tom Rasberry told Techworld "I think they go into everything and they don't follow any kind of structured line. If you open a computer, you would find a cluster of ants on the motherboard and all over. You'd get 3,000 or 4,000 ants inside and they create arcs. They'll wipe out any computer."

The little ants are currently found in five counties around Houston, Texas. They have established a beach head in the Johnson Space Center. While NASA officials say they have the problem under control, they admit they cannot eliminate the colonies.

It is likely they will spread nationwide over the next few years.

Additional news articles: KOCO TV5 News, Associated Press Report

3 comments:

DivaJood said...

Okay, that's just wrong. I am phobic about spiders. Now I have to add ANTS to my phobias? Yikes.

Stella said...

Damn, that's just wrong. I'm OK with ants, but stand solidly with divajood on the spiders. I am admitting before all cyberspace that I am severely arachnaphobic.

Remember the Return of the King? (Lord of the Rings III) When Shelob made her appearance, I literally had to leave the theater.

I'm pretty wimpy...

Utah Savage said...

Wizard. I have no real phobias. But these ants are going to everywhere soon. They can't be killed. We and out tinkering with mother nature will reap her wreath. Oh? That's already happening.

Hey, thanks for the compliment. I spoke back to you at my site, but thought you might not get back soon--D. K. has written a great comment about how I didn't offend the pligs. It's very revealing of the culture and you shouldn't miss it.

Hi, Diva, Hi, Stella. You girls are such wossies.