Red imported fire ants are one of the peskiest and potentially most dangerous insects found along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Notably, fire ants are included in the list of top 100 most harmful and invasive species in the world, as they are responsible for millions of dollars worth of damage yearly.
Imported Red Fire Ant Facts:
- Fire ants reproduce at an extraordinary rate: one ant queen can lay over 2,000 eggs a day, and most colonies have up to 100 egg-laying queens.
- fire ants create one the most common pest control problems in 12 southern states, including Louisiana.
- Fire ants may construct mounds next to the foundation and enter homes through weep holes or other exterior cracks and holes
- Red imported fire ants are attracted to moisture, which is why they create colonies and build mounds in the frequently watered soil
How to handle a potential Red Ant infestation
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