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Invasive Species Resources

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North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

eXtension.

If a fire ant colony is flooded during a rainstorm or other high-water situation, the ants cling together and form a living raft that floats on the flood waters. Once the raft hits dry ground or a tree, rock, or other dry object, the ants can leave the water.

Footage Shows Massive Colonies of Fire Ants Floating in Hurricane Florence Floodwaters (Sep 18, 2018)
AOL News.
Floodwaters will not drown fire ants. In the wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned to avoid wading through dangerous floodwaters (in addition to other reasons and threats).

Ohio State University. Extension.

University of Kentucky. College of Agriculturel, Food, and Environment. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Google. YouTube; North Carolina Sea Grant.

Google. YouTube; Cornell University. Naturalist Outreach.

Google. YouTube; New York Sea Grant.

Google. YouTube; University of North Carolina Television.

Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
Provides information also for Quagga mussel