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Fire Ants on a Cloth

Fire Ant Facts

Protecting Your Business, Home, and Pets

Did you know?

A few things you didn't know about fire ants

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Large Tunnels

Fire ant mounds consists of large tunnel systems. These can lead over 25 ft from the mound.

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Sunny Builders

Fire ants love direct sunlight. If you are looking for active mounds start in sunny, elevated areas.

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Think you've been in the gym? Fire ants can lift 20 times their body weight.

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Fire-Ant Floats

During flooding fire ants lock onto each other, creating a raft to carry the queen.

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No Hearing

Fire ants do not have ears. Instead they use their feet to feel the vibrations around them.

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Invasive Species

Fire ants are originally from South America. They have quickly became one of the most destructive invasive species.

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