Fire Ant Control
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What Are Fire Ants?
Fire Ant Identification:
Fire ants are the common name for several species of ants in the Genus Solenopsis.
Fire ants of these species are invasive in the United States. They can be distinguished from other native ants by their dull red/copper head and thorax and darker abdomen.
They also have stingers, and their painful bites and stings can burn like fire, giving the ant their name.
The worker ants are blackish to reddish and their size varies from 2 to 6 mm.
Fire Ant Infestations
Fire ants like to nest in yards that are open and sunny.
Well maintained, mowed, and regularly watered yards are favorite places for fire ants.
They also like to live in vegetable gardens, next to newly planted trees, in sidewalk cracks, and next to buildings.
Fire ants are most active in the spring and fall. During these same times, their colonies will move readily, especially after heavy rainfalls, because that can force them out of their nests.
Fire Ant Colonies
Fire Ant Colony Identification
Fire ant mounds can vary in size depending on whether they are in a yard or an open meadow.
Their mounds can be as large as 18 cm tall and 61 cm wide, and can be dome-shaped.
April through July and late September through October usually present the ideal conditions for fire ants to build their mounds. This is the time they are most likely to be active and causing problems for people.
Fire ant mounds often have more than one queen, and may be spread out in other directions and not always either to see. This is why they can often be hard to remove without the help of a professional.
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