Tom Rasberry is an exterminator from Pearland, Texas, who first identified the Rasberry crazy ant in 2002. The ants have been known to short out many different types of electrical apparatus. Rasberry estimates that he has spent over 2000 hours researching them.
Pest control career
Rasberry started Budget Pest Control in 1989; the name was changed to Rasberry's Pest Professionals in late 2009.
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- Gaudin, Sharon (2008-05-15). "NASA moves to save computers from swarming ants: Attack of the (computer) killer ants - pests taking out machines along Texas gulf coast". Computer World.
- "Crazy rasberry ants, size of fleas, wreaking havoc across Texas". New York Daily News / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. 2008-05-14.
- Ball, Linda Stewart (2008-05-14). "Ants swarm Houston area, fouling electronics". USA Today / Associated Press.
- "Beware! Crazy ants on the loose". New England Cable News/ABC News. 2008-05-16.
- Atkins, William (2008-05-17). "Rasberry, we have an ant problem: Exterminator saves NASA from crazy ants". iTWire.
- Rasberry's Pest Professionals official website
- Texas A&M University System publication about Rasberry ants
- Texas Parks and Wildlife publication about Rasberry ants
- Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council publication about Rasberry ants
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