Fire Ants

By: Caroline Hicks

Type of Organism:

-Insect

Country or Area of Origin:

-South America

Spread By:

-accidentally introduced into Alabama

How Far Has it Spread:

-300 million acres of southern U. S. including 57 counties in southern North Carolina

Damage:

-aggressive

-multiple biter with chance of allergy

-damages crops

-damages electrical boxes

-ant mounds are hazardous to farm equipment

Management Plan:

-Hire exterminators to kill them at the first sign of them.

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