Anyone who has dealt with fire ants in the south knows how painful their bite can be, and how much damage they can do.
Experts say the fire ant population is growing.
There are several types of fire ants, but the "red imported fire ant" is the biggest troublemaker.
Experts say we can get ants from a number of places, like sod and plants from nurseries.
An ant mound is usually a tell-tale sign of a problem, but those skilled at trying to exterminate them say a mound is just the tip of the iceberg.
There's 75-percent of the ant structure beneath it.
They add on-average, there are some 300-thousand ants in one colony