The history of how red imported fire ants came to North America has a destructive end. Every year the non-native ants cause more than $1 billion of impact in Texas alone.
In this video, learn what innovative scientists at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) are doing to combat this destructive invasive species, under the guidance of Larry Gilbert, BFL director and professor of integrative biology.
Read more about the Fire Ant Project.
Photographs courtesy Alex Wild and John Abbott.