Fire Ants in America

Interesting facts about fire ants, how they arrived in America and how they have spread throughout the United States. Get information about how queen fire ants are able to produce up to 1600 eggs per day, can live up to 7 years and have the ability to fly over a mile to a new location to create a new colony. Find out why fire ants are so dangerous, and how they can survive a flood by interconnecting their bodies to form a raft. Victims of Hurricane Harvey reported seeing rafts of fire ants floating through the flood waters.

Infographic by EcoTek Termite and Pest Control of Virginia Beach