Red Imported Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants nest in soil and build mound nests. They can
||Dark reddish brown
These ants will build large mound nests, and will sting humans who
come across a nest.
Red imported fire ants will build their nest mounds outdoors in
landscape areas or near a structural foundation. The ant will gain
entry to a building through holes or cracks.
The sting of a red imported fire ant is painful and often results
in a raised welt that becomes a white pustule. Often, a person
stung by a red imported fire ant receives multiple painful stings
from more than one of the ants. Persons allergic to insect stings
will react more severely.
Red imported fire ants and their telltale mound nests should be
actively avoided. To prevent entry into a structure, seal all
internal and external cracks and crevices.