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Big-headed ants could become a problem in Costa Mesa

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Big-headed ant
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A big-headed ant colony was recently discovered in Costa Mesa, and officials are using Spam to trap them.  

Scientists say this invasive species could be a big problem for agriculture and officials are trying to keep the unwelcome ants in check. For more, we're joined by Mike Bennett, Orange County's agricultural commissioner.