‘Down with the ants:’ Weather to blame for fire ant mounds (via WPDE)

Fire ants are always here, but they normally live underground, where most people would prefer them. Unfortunately this cool, damp weather is bringing the ants crawling up. “This time of year when we are kind of in that transition where it’s cool and moist, they are building their mounds as big and high as they can get,” Ben Powell said. The Clemsen Extension Area Natural Resource agent said fire ants aren’t easy to control either.

Source: WPDE