How to Treat Fire Ant Bites

Fire ants are among the many non-native species that can be found in the southeastern United States, posing problems for residents and farmers alike. According to eMedicine.com, fire ants are believed to have arrived in the United States on South American ships that docked in Mobile, Alabama between 1918 and the 1930s.

Fire ants are known for their aggressive nature and for their bites. A fire ant sting is itchy yet painful and very prone to infection.

Fire Ant Appearance and Behavior

Fire ants are aptly named for their red-orange color (fire also refers to the sensation experienced following a fire ant sting!) These insects are tiny; several fire ants could comfortably