Did you know . . .
- Fire ants currently infest 14 states in the southern portion of the U.S.
- Fire ants continue to move and infest more and more of the country. The entire pacific coast is ripe for infestation
- Large numbers of fire ant stings can result in death.
- A small portion of the population is allergic to fire ant stings and should see medical treatment immediately if stung.
- Fire ants appear to sting all at the same time. This is because they are sensitive to vibration or movement and tend to sting once they object they are on moves. Fire ants swarm onto a body part and when one ant stings, the body party moves causing all other ants to sting in response.