I agree with most of what was said in Tamara's article. There has been one small benefit, at least for me, from the invasion. The ticks which were so prevalent in the mountain cedar (juniper) areas of Texas seem to have disappeared. If you were ever here as a kid (I'm 61) you will remember mom checking you all over for ticks and always finding some! If I had to choose between controlling fire ants or living with ticks, I'll fight the fire ants! Thanks for the nice article, Tamara!