Entomologist, Wizzie Brown, says Solenopsis invicta is a problem in Texas because unlike our native fire ants, no local predator or parasite has evolved to keep this invasive pest in check.
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Mother Nature promises nothing less to her Lone Star State residents than heat, drought, and pestilence, and she always keeps her promises. While gardeners can’t do much about the heat or drought, we can take some action to lessen pest problems.
Elizabeth “Wizzie” Brown likes to “play” with bugs, and has for as long as she can remember. She says her favorite insects are beetles. She puts her interest in insects to good use as an entomologist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service.