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Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Fire Ant Identification Guide

Learn What Fire Ants Look Like

By DoMyOwn staff
Fire ants can range in size from 1/16" - 1/4" long depending on the species and the ants role in the colony.
Image of a fire ant with labeled body parts
  • 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
    Map showing the areas where fire ants can be found in the United States
    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.

    Image showing fire ant mounds
    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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