posted on May, 26 2009 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by ShadeWolf
Good idea, but the fungus thing has already been tried. It didn't work. I'm not sure what particular fungus they used, but it started killing the
plant life and not the ants. They had to slash and burn about 200 acres to clear the fungus out.
Fire ants are a huge problem in Texas and poison seems to be the only solution. I hope these flies work to reduce the population, and do not cause an
impact on the ecosystem other than that.
If it does work than it will reduce the amount of poison that gets put on the ground and eventually washed into the water systems.
I'm an outdoors man and several years ago I was alone on a hiking trip and I had run out of water. It was just too hot and I drank all of the water
that I had brought with me. I had to resort to the "gather and boil method". I got horribly sick and barely made it out. At the doctor's office
they said that it was the pesticides in the water that I drank was what made me sick, not the bacteria.