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The red imported fire ant, a Louisiana resident since the early 1950s, can be a painful pest or a useful, beneficial friend. Depending on your situation, you may want to manage these ants or simply let them go about their helpful way.

The first question most people ask when told fire ants are helpful or beneficial is, how? To the homeowner who lives near a wooded area, they help to keep tick numbers low.

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