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

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The national TV advertising has boosted sales and distribution of Sting-Kill, Fire-Out for relief from fire ant stings and Dormin for sleep.
Fire ants have been in the news recently for much less positive reasons.
The venom of Solenopsis fire ants consists of a mixture of 2-methyl-6-alkylpiperidines and 2-methyl-6-alkenylpiperidines accompanied by a very small amount of protein (0.
The Palaszczuk Government welcomes todays decision and remains committed to eradicating fire ants in Queensland, Minister Byrne said.
Numerous studies have examined competition between fire ants and native ants (Porter and Savignano, 1990; Holway, 1998; King and Tschinkel, 2006; King and Porter, 2007; Wilder et al.
Working with APHIS laboratory director Anne-Marie Callcott and CMAVE entomologist Charles Strong, Valles used these antibodies to develop a portable, easy-to-use test kit that identifies red imported fire ants in 10 minutes.
Home and business owners in the Tyler, Texas and Galveston, Texas areas know how difficult it can be to eliminate fire ants.
During the hottest hours of the day, medium and large workers may be responsible for similar above-ground activities whereas the activity of small fire ants may be primarily below ground; however, this remains to be empirically tested.
This detox trick could help explain why these crazy ants can vanquish the red imported fire ants Solenopsis invicta, which have been spreading across the southern United States since they invaded more than 70 years ago.
To provide information about how fire ants respond to mid-contract management, we measured fire ant mound density and foraging activity in prescribed burned, disked and undisturbed controls in CP33 native grass buffers in northeastern Mississippi.
Now found in as many as 18 states, fire ants are notoriously aggressive.
Fire ants have a burning sting that comes from their venom.
Fire ants use excavated soil to build a chambered mound in which the colony lives.
COUNTRYSIDE: This is a reply to Ruth Phegley from Louisiana on fire ants.