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.