Here is a large fire ant hill with thousands of fire ants. These ants are not to be taken lightly.
I got bit by a whole bunch of fire ants the other day and I put some anti-itch medicine on but it doesn’t seem to be working so well because it’s been itching constantly. I’ve also popped it 🙁 because it was really annoying and itchy but it seems to be itching even more around the area now. Does anybody know of any thing else I could use to stop the itching right away?
Well once the ant bites you dont feel it till it starts itching its almost like a mosquito where for a mosquito it bites u but u never see the bug and next thing u know u have a huge bump that ictches like crazy. Well thx for the suggestions to cure my itching problems.
ok so when I first go bite by them (on my feet ,ankles) they started to itch like crazy but when I walked fast they started to burn (that has to be fire ants right? I was not sure because the ant hill was kinda low at first and I had no idea untill they started to bite me)so anyway how to make they stop itching!!! thanks a lot! 🙂
We were our of our house for several months due to damage from a tornado. When we got back, we noticed that we had what we think were carpenter ants. I admit that my knowledge of fauna is limited to really small animals, small animals, bigger animals, and even bigger animals. All that said, we believe that we had carpenter ants, and we saw them, mostly in the morning in the kitchen, but to some extent at all times of the day.
We also, at the same time, had an influx of fire ants, and used Amdro all through the yard to kill them. At about the same time, we noticed that the carpenter ants had also disappeared.
My question is whether the Amdro likely killed the carpenter ants also, or have they just gone dormant because we are in the winter months. We live in the South, so the nights are still around 40-60 degrees, and the days range from 70-90 degrees. In other words, do we still need an exterminator, or is the problem solved. We no longer see ants in the house.
Can you explain why the ants went from 10 or so each morning found in and around the kitchen to one or so a week, if even that?
Does it mean that they are dormant for winter—our mean temp is still well above 60—or what?
I usually leave them alone, but if they bite me then i flood the colony of ants with a hose, over and over again until they move house or die. I think it’s fun, but I only do it when they attack me first. BTW I only do this to fire ants not regular ants ( If you’ve ever tangled with fire ants, then you know why)
Is this wrong? I don’t really think so, but do you?
i just moved to Florida from Michigan and i just had my first experience with fire ants. i got bite 20 times and my leg is in some horrible pain, i used aloe the day i got them but its now the 2nd day and its not helping. i would thankful for any advice that would help.
These fire ants seem to be killing off all the other native animals, such as lizards and other ants.
I would like to kill fire ants outside in my yard. I would like to use products that I might have at home. Could someone help me?
Video montage of my lab work on fire ants (Solenopsis invicta). “Ant Music” by Hyper. Read more about this here: 6legs2many.wordpress.com Ants mounds are dug up in the field and stored in buckets lined with baby powder. The fire ants are separated from the dirt via drip floatation: water is dripped slowly into the tub, and the ants rescue brood and queens and form a floating ‘raft’ of living ants. This is strained off, and moved to a plaster lined tub. I then sort the ants into standardized colonies and run my experiments. Currently, I am studying variation in foraging behavior.
I have 30 hedges along the front of my house,I can see the fire ants and have noticed the hedges are dying.The hedges on the other side of the house are fine.How do I kill the ants w/out killing hedges or sending them to other hedges? I’m in Louisiana,fire ants always a problem here.