Ant Bites & Ant Stings: Information, Remedies & Relief from Ant Bites

Saturday, 01 June 2013 01:13

The World's Most Painful Stings

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Bullet Ant StingSome insects have mild stings while others are very painful. Having been in the ant farming business for many years, I have recieved my fair share of stings. Luckily for me, I usually only deal with the Western Harvester Ant, which has a relatively mild sting.

Saturday, 01 June 2013 01:11

How to Treat an Ant Sting

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Sting ReliefThe first thing to do is remove the ants. Many species of ants clamp onto the body with their mandibles. Handpicking may be the only way to get these ants off, if they have clamped down on your skin. You can try brushing them off but they may be clamping on. Remove your clothes as quickly as possible if they have gotten inside.

Saturday, 01 June 2013 01:10

Do Ants Bite or Sting?

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ant biteAll ants can bite, but not all can bite humans, their mouth are much too small. All ants have mandibles or jaws, biting for defense and for gathering. Some ants sting venom. Some ants secrete or spray formic acid.