Fire ants are wingless insects that belong to the same family of
insects as bees and wasps. Fire ants are found in the southeastern and south-central United States, especially along the Gulf Coast. They tend to attack and
sting in great numbers.
A fire ant attaches itself to a person by biting with its jaws. Then, pivoting its head, it stings from its belly in a circular pattern at
multiple sites. Symptoms of a fire ant sting may include:
A painful raised bump that becomes a pus-filled
blister in 6 to 24 hours and lasts for up to 10 days.
Skin at the
bite site that dies and leaves a scar or bump.
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