They were brought over from South Africa in the 1930s.
They are all over 300 million acres of the Southern U.S., including 57 counties in North Carolina.
Effects of NC
They are very aggressive, and bite multiple times with painful venom and any chance of allergy, they may also damage fruits, berries and small crops, also damage electric boxes, the make ant mounds which are hazardous to farm equipment.
Ways to kill ants
You have to spray ant and insect spray where the ants are and it will kill they. It will also make them to not come back to were you spray the poison.