Fire Ants are more aggressive than other ant species and have a painful sting.
These ants and their tell-tale mound nests should be actively avoided.
Fire ants can adapt to many climates and conditions in and around their environment.
If the colony senses increased water levels in their nests, they will come together and form a huge ball or raft that is able to float on the water!
How to Prevent Fire Ants ?
- Eliminate standing water
- Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house.
- Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house.
- Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home.
What do fire ants look like?
Size: 1/8″ to 3/8″
Shape: Segmented, oval
Colour: Dark reddish brown
What do Fire Ants eat?
Fire ants primarily maintain a vegetarian diet
Where can fire ants be found ?
Fire ants build their nests in mounds of soil outdoors, in landscape areas or near a building’s foundation.
They occasionally enter buildings through holes or cracks in walls and foundations.
What are the dangers associated with Fire Ants ?
The sting of a fire ant is painful and can often result in a raised welt that becomes a white blister.
Persons allergic to insect stings will react more severely.
They are frustrating pest to have around due to the physical pain they can inflict, but also due to their mound-building activity that can damage plant roots.
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