ants, the most dreaded of all ant species,
originated in Brazil, and their territory
is ever spreading.
While most ants are merely a nuisance
(albeit often a very problematic one),
fire ants actually pose a health risk.
Their habit of stinging multiple times
and swarming perceived threats can lead
to hospitalization, especially if the
victim has an allergic reaction.
Other varieties of ants damage lawns
and home interiors and forage for food,
often making holes in food containers
and taking over.