Mississippi is dealing with a fire ant infestation. Many fire ant mounds have been sighted in the state, including in the yards of Mississippi residents. Fire ants will bite and sting people, and they don’t take kindly to their colonies being disturbed.

 

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Fire ant frenzy hits central Mississippi

However, if you step on or disturb one of these eyesores you will see an armada of fire ants emerge from the dirt, ready to attack and defend their colony. Entomologist Dr. Blake Layton from MSU said blame it on the rain for the explosion of the pests.Fire ant mounds invading cities and towns after rainWLOXall 4 news articles »

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