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Fire ants bite to get a grip, then sting and inject a toxic alkaloid venom. For humans, this is a painful sting, which leaves a sensation similar to feeling like you're being burned by fire. The after effects of the sting can be deadly to sensitive individuals.

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The fire ant's bite is a painful sting, which leaves a sensation similar to feeling like you're being burned by fire—hence the name, fire ant.

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There are several sizes of fire ant workers ranging from 1/8 to 1/4 inches in length., most of them (3 species) with copper brown head and body with a darker abdomen, being the other ones black with yellow mottling. 

Fire ants build mounds in almost any type of soil, but they prefer open, sunny areas such as meadows, pastures, parks, playgrounds, lawns, golf courses, as well as agricultural land and wilderness areas. Mounds can be located in rotting logs and around stumps and trees. Colonies can also occur in or under buildings, gaining access to buildings through HVAC systems and AC units.

Small and white in appearance, the fire ant's eggs are deposited throughout the year, but mostly during the summer months. The egg then becomes a larva, very soft, whitish in color and immobile. Mature larva becomes a pupa, before the adult emerges during the final molt.

How do l recognize fire ants?

There are several sizes of fire ant workers ranging from 1/8 to 1/4 inches in length., most of them (3 species) with copper brown head and body with a darker abdomen, being the other ones black with yellow mottling.

Are fire ants hazardous to humans?

Fire ants bite to get a grip, then sting and inject a toxic alkaloid venom. For humans, this is a painful sting, which leaves a sensation similar to feeling like you're being burned by fire. The after effects of the sting can be deadly to sensitive individuals.

How do I remove a fire ant infestation?

To remove fire ants from your home, first locate and then follow the ant's visible trail to determine their entry point. After locating the trail and entry point, place ant bait near the entry point. The ants will then carry the bait back to their nest.

For a more severe infestation, call Abell Pest Control. We are familiar with the habits of fire ants and have the necessary tools and experience to remove an infestation.

 
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