Fire Ants Stings Can Be Serious

Pustules on a baby's hand from fire ant stings
Pustules on a baby’s hand from fire ant stings

The biting, stinging fire ant is a nuisance most people are far too familiar with, but few recognize the life-threatening danger these small pests pack in their punch.

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Fire Ant Biology

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Ant stages
Ant developmental stages

Fire Ant Habitat

Imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects that usually produce hills or mounds in open areas where …

Fire Ant Stings

How a Fire Ant Stings

Thousands of fire ants live in just one fire ant nest. If a mound is disturbed, hundreds of ants immediately rush out, climb on whatever disturbed them, including humans, and sting. There is some …