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Fire ant stinger close-up

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Fire ant stinger close-up

 
Close-up of a fire ant stinger.  Photo by Jason Oliver.

Close-up of a fire ant stinger. Photo by Jason Oliver.

In areas of the country where fire ants are common, most homeowners recognize them by the mounds they build or the stings they inflict. Their aggressive nature compared to other ant species is one such trait. If a mound is disturbed, usually hundreds of fire ant workers will swarm out and run up vertical surfaces to sting. To find out more about fire ants, visit eXtension.org.

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