Fire Ants

Fire Ant Identification Guide

Learn What Fire Ants Look Like

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Size
Fire ants can range in size from 1/16" - 1/4" long depending on the species and the ants role in the colony.


Shape
  • Fire ants have noticeable waists
  • Fire ants have clubbed or bent antennae
  • Fire ants have 6 legs
  • Fire ants have stingers

  • Color
    Fire ants are reddish brown with a darker back end or abdomen


    Range
    Fire ants are usually found in the southeast.

    If you don't think that you are dealing with Fire Ants, please refer to our main Ant Identification Guide for information about other ant species.


    Nest/Damage
    Fire ants build dirt mounds that are rounded and range from a few inches across to several feet across. Each dirt mound will have several entry holes into the mound.

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