Insects of many species are capable of stinging, appendages on the butt end of insects are designed to lay eggs and possibly sting!
Bites from Native Nevada Fire Ants can be extremely painful and will result in large inflamations in your skin, itching of the skin can result in infection!
Ants and Wasps belong to the same family of insects and they are more similar then you think. An Ant is basically a non flying Wasp although Ants can fly, during reproduction Ants will take to the air in swarms. These Ant reproduction swarms consist of females and males, like most other insects males have almost no role in life except to carry on their species!
Some Ants can not sting or bite but will create the same pest problems outside and inside, food can become infested with Ants! Red Ants are a very wide spread pest in the Las Vegas valley with many different native and non native species in and around our homes and businesses!
Fire Ants or Red Ants can be identified by the mounds they construct out of sand, these colonies stick out because of their size! Fire Ant colonies follow the same pheromone Ant trails as other species and trails are very prevalent outside in the warmer months!
RIFA or Red Imported Fire Ants have been introduced into Nevada from South America, bites or stings from this species can leave scars that can last your entire life! These Fire Ants are easily identified by their large size and aggressive behavior, mounds can be over a foot long!
Native Las Vegas valley Fire Ants make similar mounds except not as large as the RIFA species. Bites from Native Nevada Fire Ants can be extremely painful and will result in large inflamations in your skin, itching of the skin can result in infection!