During the warmer months, over the past few years, I have noticed a tremendous jump in the number of Tapinoma in my yard. I don't have photos, but I'm positive on their identification. I used to have Camponotus, Crematogaster, and Pheidole galore. However, now it seems Tapinoma is the only one around. Does anyone else have experience with these guys pushing other species out? Every piece of scrap. Even cardboard will often contain massive Tapinoma colonies with multiple queens. They don't seem aggressive towards other species. I'm just wondering if they out compete the others, with their fast reproductive rate, and ability to nest almost anywhere? They will even clog my garden hose in the drier months. I'm in Amarillo, Texas. In the Texas panhandle.