Types of Ants
The imported ant is unique because it is a pest in both urban and rural areas. These ants directly affect people, animals, and plants. Fire ants are originally from South America, where dozens of fire ant species exist. There have been two introductions of fire ants which have led to current problems. The first was the black imported fire ant, which was likely brought from Argentina in 1918. A second and by far the most damaging species, known as the red imported fire ant, arrived sometime in the late 1920’s or early 1930’s.