If you live in the Southeastern US, you probably recognize this harmless looking pile of sand as a Fire Ant nest. Any disturbance causes them to rush out for the attack, biting and stinging. Still, they do something that almost makes them worth having around. What is it?
First, keep in mind that I said ALMOST. Fire Ants eat fleas, tick eggs, and roach eggs. They are only vicious when you bother their nest, so if there was a way to keep the nest fenced off, they would keep your yard free of fleas, ticks and roaches.