The invasive Argentine ants turning havoc in the United States and neither pesticides, nor trapping could stop them from invasion! So, the University of California, Irvine chemists and biologists have found a natural way to finally check the spread of these environmentally destructive ants – by sparking a family feud! Yes, it has been found that these insects live in ‘super colonies’, generally cooperating with each other. But, if the recognition cues on the exoskeletons of these ants are altered, it could spark infighting within the residents of these vast colonies. Thus, it will help check their spread! This is explained by the research presented at the 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco.