Antsy at the Airport: Insects Colonize Family's Car in 3 Days

A North Carolina family returned from a three-day trip to find their car parked at the airport had been possessed by a colony of ants. 

Caroline Tedder Hacker lodged a complaint on Facebook on Sunday, warning people not to park in a certain section of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's parking lot. 

She said the car's interior and engine were infested with ants, and her 11-month-old daughter had ants crawling on her during their ride back to Greensboro. She said the colony had been inside long enough to build a nest in the corner of the engine. 

"There were ants everywhere," Hacker told WCNC. "It just made me really irritated because this happened to other people, and it feels like it shouldn't have happened."

Airport officials offered to pay the cost of cleaning, in addition to waiving parking costs. They said ants tend to surface around this time of year.

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