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What Do Gopher Tunnels Look Like Underground?
Here is a fascinating look at what gopher tunnels look like under the soil. The burrow system can cover an area of 200 to 2,000 square feet. Moreâ€¦
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Pest Of The Week: The Leafcutter Ant
Common in Central to Southern Texas, and as far east as Louisiana, the Texas Leafcutter ant is an ant known for harvesting plant leaves. These ants will chew, or â€œcutâ€ circular pieces out of leaves and use these pieces as fertilizer to feed a fungus. In return, this fungus will feed a leafcutter ant colony. It’s quite a remarkable process to see.
It’s because of this process, that leafcutter ants are considered a nuisance and a severe ant control problem. It has been reported that these ants can completely strip a citrus tree of all it’s leaves in under 24 hours. They are not to be taken too lightly. A colony of Leafcutter ants can attack crops, farmland, trees, shrubs, etc. if left untreated, permanently damaging the greenery. Nest-building activities have also been shown to damage roadways.