A fire and in Las Vegas.

FIRE ANTS

Physical Characteristics of Las Vegas fire ants

  • Dark abdomen, brownish-copper head
  • Measure 1/8” – 1/4” in length
  • Three pairs of legs

 

Fire Ant Behavior

  • Dirt mounds act as the Fire Ant’s nest, and are found in moist areas
  • Both aggressive and venomous, fire ants attack when their nests are disrupted
  • Queens can lay approximately 2000 eggs daily

 

Las Vegas Food Sources

  • Omnivorous, preferring protein sources such as other insects

 

Fire Ant Life Cycle

  • Larval development to adulthood spans an average of 30 days
  • Workers live 1 – 6 months
  • Queens have a lifespan up to 7 years

 

Related Fire Ant Las Vegas Information and Warnings

  • Fire ants are not native to Nevada
  • Attacks include multiple stings and the release of venom
  • Severe reactions to stings are possible in the case of victims with a hypersensitivity to fire ant venom
  • Avoid fire ant mounds and proceed with caution when near one

 

The best way to treat and prevent a Las Vegas infestation is to have Fischer’s Pest Control inspect the area and determine how to eliminate the ants. Contact us at (702) 348-9278 for a free consultation.