Biodiversity is the variety of life, ranging from the entire world to just one ecosystem or habitat. Biodiversity is important because plants and animals need a wide pool of genetic variation to thrive.
The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) in native to Brazil. It was accidently transferred to the United States in the 1930’s. They probably came from a cargo ship that docked in Mobile, Alabama. The red imported fire ant is a dull reddish color, usually with a brown or black tinge. They also have a stinger. The red imported fire ant affects humans, pets, and livestock. They attack as a colony, and cause painful stings. Some people may develop an extreme allergic reaction. They can also damage crops.
Using insecticide on mounds can help