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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 10:23 AM
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Are the fire ants invaders from the tropics or are they native to the south?
According to DHEC, the South Carolina state environmental agency, fire ants were introduced to the US in Alabama in the 1930s and have spread across the South since then. DHEC notes they are especially prevalent in South Carolina, and can be found in every county in the state.

For what it's worth, kudzu, perhaps the iconic pest of the South, is an Asian invader that was introduced to the US in Philadelphia at the 1876 Centennial Exposition, when it was used to decorate the Japanese pavilion.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 4:39 PM
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It’s rattlesnake season here in Arizona. The cold-blooded critters are warming up and moving out and people are reporting them everywhere. The most distraught are dog walkers of course—they encounter them on their walks and the dogs need to be trained not to approach them. But people find them on their doorsteps and, over the years, I’ve had 3 in my garage.
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