The bullet ant is thus named because of the powerful sting that lasts for twenty-four hours or longer, and the pain is described as being equal to being shot with a bullet. This ant lives in the lowland rainforests of Nicaragua and are found as far south as Paraguay. These ants resemble a reddish-black wingless wasp with a solid robust body. The pain caused by their sting is noted as being the most painful of any of the ant species that lasts for up to 24 hours of constant unyielding burning and throbbing with no relief from the all consuming pain.
Each colony has several hundred ants and are located near the base of a tree; the workers are usually found foraging in the tree above their nest searching for nectar from local flowers and unsuspecting insects.
The jack jumper or hopper ant is a native to Australia and is a member of the bulldog species. These ants can be black or red and black with yellow or orange legs, antennae and mandibles and will jump when they are excited or disturbed. They have very strong venom, and their sting is equal to being stung by a wasp or bee. Their venom is one of the strongest found in the insect world. These ants are efficient hunters and have even hunted and consumed wasps. They are the smallest of the bulldog species; however, they are also the most hostile and ferocious of its kind. They live in a mound of fine grainy gravel or hidden beneath a large rock.
Fire Ants are true to their name their venom is a harmful chemical matter that often produces an allergic reaction in people, and can be lethal to animals. Their nests are easily recognized by the holes in the ground. They are very aggressive and will swarm over anything they believe to be a threat. They get their names from their bites and stings, which leave the victim feeling as though they were being set on fire. If a person has an allergic reaction to a bee or wasp stings they may have the same reaction from the sting from a fire ant. The imported fire ants from South America cause more problems than those natives to North America. Fire ants like building their mounds in open sunny places making parks, and golf courses susceptible to fire ant infestation.