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Fire Ants 101

  • Fire Ants can sting repeatedly.

  • Fire Ants look very much like ordinary ants.

  • Fire Ants are reddish brown to black in color.

  • Fire Ants feed mostly on young plants and seeds.

  • Fire Ants are well-known for their venomous sting.

  • Fire Ants are social insects, live in colonies and build mounds of loose soil.

  • A Fire Ant mound may contain up to 300,000 ants.

  • Some Fire Ant colonies have only one queen, whereas others have many.

  • Fire Ants do not hibernate and are renowned for their ability to survive extreme conditions.

  • Fire Ants were accidentally brought to the United States on a cargo boat from South America.


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