Fire Ants In NC

By~Madison Wilson

Infestation of Fire Ants in NC

Fire ants first originated in South America. They were introduced to Alabama accidentally in the 1930's. They spreaded to 300 million of acres of Southern U.S. and 57 billion counties in NC. They are aggressive red fire ants and they are a multiple biter with painful venom and chance of allergies. They ruin fruits, berries and crops. They can damage electrical boxes and their mounds are hazardous to farm equipment.