Fire ants on the increase in Beaufort

Flickr user Marin LaBar
A fire ant mound in Pickens County.

After a proliferation of fire ant mounds in a ball field near Orangeburg forced the rescheduling of a baseball game, The Island Packet's Allison Stice has done some asking around about why the firey insects became such a problem.

The prevailing logic is that rains have force the ant colonies closer to the surface to avoid a higher water table.

What say you: Are they worse in your backyard or ballpark?

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