Fire ants are rather small in length and are dark brown in color. Fire ants are social insects, and each colony contains one or more queen ants. Queen ants can produce about 200 eggs per day. Fire ants produce hills or mounds in open areas where the colonies reside, although colonies occasionally occur indoors and in structures such as utility housings and tree trunks.
Fire ants are omnivorous, but their primary diet consists of insects and other invertebrates. These ants have chewing and sipping mouth parts. Only the last larval stage of fire ants can ingest solid food particles.