Tawny ants 2013
Tawny Crazy Ants love to swarm inside electronic devices and can short them. That's causing quite a headache in southern states. - 

Crazy ants want to wreck your tech. Tawny Crazy Ants, to be precise. And we're not passing judgment here, crazy is part of the technical name. They love to swarm inside electronic devices and can short them. That's causing quite a headache in southern states.

University of Texas ant researcher Ed LeBrun, who studies these power-mad critters, joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to explain.

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