fire ant

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omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful sting

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Florida residents struggling to control fire ants should review the deal available only at Angie's List.
If you live or work in the treatment area, you will receive notification and be requested to allow the Fire Ant Program to access your property so they can spread fire ant bait, Ms Corcoran said.
Well fed fire ant laboratory colonies do not normally stop producing brood as long as temperatures remain at or above 25[degrees]C and below 32[degrees]C (Porter 1988), unless the colonies are diseased or seriously stressed in some way.
However, these frogs could be fair game for many aggressive, predacious ant species in Central and South America, such as fire ants.
Treating ants of another species with formic acid saved their lives after exposure to fire ant venom.
advances just 650 feet per year, considerably slower than the fire ant.
The numbers of fire ant mounds can reach frightening densities, at 470 mounds [ha.
Red imported fire ant predation on Crested Caracara nestlings in south Texas.
COUNTRYSIDE: This is a reply to Ruth Phegley from Louisiana on fire ants.
methods will begin to really make a difference," says Sanford Porter, a fire ant specialist with the U.
One pest, in particular, that has been giving operators a run for their money (and time) is the red imported fire ant (RIFA).
Abstract: The case is reported of an elderly patient with known previous exposure to fire ant stings, and who presented with hand-foot syndrome (HFS) in the setting of multiple fire ant stings to the lower extremities.
He also said another resident had pushed him into a septic tank and that he was forced to take off his pants and sit on a fire ant mound.
Since its accidental introduction at the port of Mobile, Alabama, circa 1940 (Buren 1972; Rhoades 1977), the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta has expanded its range in the United States to > 100 million ha (Vinson 1997).