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Fire ants originated in Mobile, Alabama, aboard cargo ships from South America in the 1930s. Since then, they've migrated as far north as Delaware and as far west as California. They thrive in warm weather and sunlight but can (and do) adapt to colder climates.

They infest lawns, fields, golf courses, parks, and schoolyards. They form colonies near buildings and occasionally feed on vegetable plants in home gardens — infestation typically reaches its peak during hot, dry weather. They often invade compost or mulch beds seeking warmth, though they can build mounds in any type of soil, and can dig deep underground — exceeding six feet.

Average colonies contain approximately 250,000 workers, hundreds of reproductive males and females, and one queen. Some have multiple queens, which can live seven years or more, increasing the number of mounds per acre. Worker ants live five weeks.

An ant's sting will burn, blister, and sometimes cause nausea, vomiting, asthma, or shock in large doses. If the victim is sensitive, the sting can cause anaphylactic shock or even death. Be aware of your surroundings, and if an ant is seen on the skin, quickly brush it off. If working near an area that might contain ants, wear rubber boots and gloves to prevent bites.

If you are stung, watch for swelling, itching, or redness. Shortening of breath, thickening of the tongue, or sweating may indicate an allergic reaction, which could be fatal. Seek medical attention immediately in those cases. Otherwise, keep the bite area clean and intact to avoid infection.

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