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Fire ant on yard-long bean by Julian Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:12pm WW planted some yard-long beans, or Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis, and they have started to flower and fruit. But there is also someone else interested in the flowers and beans... I'm not sure what the identification of the ant is. I suspect it's a fire ant ( Solenopsis ), because if one of them bites me my foot/hand will s ... Read on »
Fire ants proof your house by yam Posted Thu 11 Mar 2010 10:10pm Ants, termites, mice and cockroaches are the usual pests that invade the privacy of our homes. They are difficult to get rid of if you don’t know how to properly treat the sites they frequent and thrive. There's a website that provide homeowners the right treatment to permanently keep these pests off your home. If you have problem with fire ants ... Read on »
Knowing When to Say Uncle When Treating Fire Ant Bites by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Wed 12 Oct 2011 12:39pm Almost every fire ant attack story begins with, “I was minding my own business” and usually ends with “I never thought such a little bug could cause so much pain,” or some variation of the above. Fire ants are unfortunately something you have to learn to live with, and avoid, if you live in the Southern United States. Avoiding them can be eas ... Read on »
First Aid Treatment For Fire Ant Bite by BerryRipe Posted Thu 09 May 2013 12:01pm Fire ants are a very dangerous type of ants. Whereas common ants only cause simple bites that typically go away after a few hours, fire ant bites can lead to hospitalization. If the victim does not receive prompt medical attention, especially if he's known to have a weak or compromised immune system, it can even lead to dea ... Read on »
Do you have Fire Ants? by Stephanie Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 12:19am We don't have fire ants, but I remember my parents talking about them when the lived in Florida. Fire ants can be beneficial. They eat ticks, fleas and other pesty insects, but are considered a pest themselves because of the danger they pose to other species of animals and to humans. Their venom is highly concentrated and stings are painful. ... Read on »
Fire Ants: Coping With These Invasive Insects by National Science Foundation Posted Mon 04 Mar 2013 12:00am Management, not eradication, could be the key to co-existing with fire ants Full story at This is an NSF News item. Read on »
Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots by Medline Plus Posted Mon 04 Mar 2013 12:00pm Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy , Insect Bites and Stings Read on »
Fire Bites by Kimberly H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:50pm This piece was written for my class as well, and is the last one until I get the most recent edited and finished. It is a non-fiction piece for kids ages 6-9, and my instructor thought that this one was so good that I could get it published. We'll see when we get to that part of the class. FIRE BITES Have you ever been outside ... Read on »
Solutions for Ant Problems by Sean D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 6:15am Editors Note: Many thanks to Jami, who wrote this post in response to an ant problem that is plaguing each and every one of my plants on my lanai (balcony) in Honolulu. There is so much good information here- I hope you find it as useful as I did! aloha, ADB You were sad that summer was over, yet happy to have the greenery back inside to br ... Read on »
Celer-ant (and Rave) by TheSmartCook Posted Fri 08 Apr 2011 7:25am In yet another installment of Shocking Things Ms. Smart's Students Don't Know, I present to you this anecdote One of my fourth grade reading groups has been working on finding the main idea of paragraphs or passages. Recently, we've been looking at a non-fiction piece about canopy trees in the rainforest. While discussing the comparison of tree ... Read on »