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Red Imported Fire Ant

Nest Site/Characteristics: Fire ants are pests of the southern United States. Native fire ants rarely become structural pests. The red imported fire ant (RIFA) and black imported fire ant have spread to more than 13 southern and western states and continue to expand their range. These ants cause serious medical, agricultural and property damage. The RIFA is very aggressive and will sting repe...

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Red Velvet Ant

Red Velvet Ant - Named Red Velvet Ant for the fine layer of hairs on the body, it is also called Cow Killer for the venomous punch it packs when it stings. Actually, it is not an ant at all but one of the 475 species of Velvet Ant parasitic wasps in North America. The Cow Killer is a solitary wasp and does not live in a colony or have a nest of her own. She is not aggressive and will try to escape...

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