Fire Ant

Fire Ant: Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name:Solenopsis

Appearance

Reddish, about 1/4-inch long.

Habit

Nest in mounds of 1 to 2 feet in diameter and about 1/2-foot high. Large colonies can have up to 250,000 workers. Very active and aggressive, they will sting any intruding animal repeatedly.

Diet:

Omnivorous. Known to eat meats, greasy and sweet materials.

Reproduction

Total time from egg to adult averages 30 days; workers live up to 180 days; queens live two to six years