Stinging and Biting Insects
Fire ants are one of the most insidious invasive species of insect that can now been found throughout the Southeast. Avoid stepping on the easily identifiable mounds and be cautious when reaching under coverboards or logs if a fire ant colony is present. Stepping away immediately and brushing off shoes, socks, and trousers is advised.
BEES. WASPS, HORNETS, YELLOW JACKETS
Everyone is fully aware that bees, wasps, and hornets sting and that the surest way to avoid being stung is to not pick up individuals and to stay away from nests when they are encountered. Sometimes a wasp, bald-faced hornet, or yellow jacket nest can be disturbed accidentally, and running away as quickly as possible is the only defense.