What are fire ants?
Fire ants are a stinging pest that often infest yards in South Carolina. They are small ants that range in size from 1/16 to ¼ of an inch long and are dark reddish-brown to reddish-black in color. They are equipped with powerful jaws and stingers that are capable of inflicting multiple stings.
When are fire ants most active?
Why are they called fire ants?
They are called fire ants due to their painful sting, which can feel like a burning sensation. The name also reflects their reddish-brown color.