Fire Ant

Fire ants are found in the southern US, as far north as Virginia. They build their nests in the ground, often as visible mounds, and host colonies as large as 250,000 workers. They are omnivores, with a diet that includes insects and their eggs, earthworms, fruit, seeds, birds, rodents and other animals. Their life cycle is similar to other ants, with total time from egg to adult averaging 30 days.