Australia is fighting a multi-billion dollar war against ants

A colony of weaver ants build their nest from leaves in Kuala Lumpur January 31, 2009. Weaver ants get their name from their habit of binding fresh leaves with silk to form their nests. Their lifecycle spans a period of 8 to 10 weeks. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)

Stings from fire ants have often been described that "your body is on fire" Image: REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)

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