Red imported fire ants nest in soil and build mound nests. They can
These red ants will build large mound nests, and will sting
humans who come across a nest.
Red imported fire ants will build their nest mounds outdoors in
landscape areas or near a structural foundation. The fire ant will
gain entry to a building through holes or cracks.
The sting of a red imported fire ant is painful and often results
in a raised welt that becomes a white pustule. Often, a person
stung by a red imported fire ant receives multiple painful stings
from more than one of the ants. Persons allergic to insect stings
will react more severely.