Stinging Insect Employee and Employer Recommendations

Employer Recommendations

Employers should protect their workers from fire ants by training them about:

  • Their risk of exposure
  • How to identify fire ants and their nests
  • How to prevent exposure
  • What to do if they are bitten or stung

Worker Recommendations

Workers should take the following steps to prevent fire ant stings and bites:

  • Do not disturb or stand on or near ant mounds.
  • Be careful when lifting items (including animal carcasses) off the ground, as they may be covered in ants.
  • Fire ants may also be found on trees or in water, so always look over the area before starting to work.