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Researchers in Texas are trying an unusual approach to combat fire ants — deploying parasitic flies that turn the pesky and economically costly insects into zombies whose heads fall off.
Originally posted by Estharik
From what I gather over the years it's generally not a good idea to move a species across the globe to combat a pesky critter. Though... at least you don't have to get a headshot to kill these zombie ants it just falls off!
But now the researchers are trying a tiny phorid fly, native to a region of South America where the fire ants originated.