Imported Fire Ant

The Imported Fire Ant lives in mounds usually located outdoors on the ground surface. Sometimes colonies can be located in debris on the flat roof of commercial buildings. The ants have a well-developed stinger and can inflict a painful sting. Colonies of imported fire ants usually have one queen; however, multiple queen colonies have been found in many parts of Florida. Fire ants prefer to feed on oils, and fire ant baits are the best method of control.


(The workers size range is on the left. The size of the queen is on the right.)

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Posted: January 15, 2013

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Big Bend Bugs!, Big Bend Wakulla, Bug Identification, Bugs, Environment, Landscape, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

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