Fire ants sting millions every year, triggering lawsuits,
Ask a group of Southerners about fire ants, and one will find most have had first-hand experience dealing with this stinging insect. While many Southerners may say they know all about fire ants, the results of a survey of consumers in the South demonstrates a clear need for updating and re-educating the public regarding these pests.
We questioned individuals who were exiting local grocery stores and other shopping venues located in the suburban North Metro Atlanta area. We asked these people several yes/no questions regarding fire ants to ascertain what they knew about fire ants.