red imported fire ants http://kbia.org en Red fire ants could be hitching a ride to Missouri http://kbia.org/post/red-fire-ants-could-be-hitching-ride-missouri <p>Missouri livestock producers are looking beyond the Show Me State’s borders for hay, and many are buying it from southern states where red imported fire ants are prevalent.</p><p>The stinging insects are known to hitch rides on hay bales, and that makes some agriculture officials nervous.</p><p>Red imported fire ants are originally from South America, but are now found throughout the south.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:47:39 +0000 Jacob McCleland 21268 at http://kbia.org Red fire ants could be hitching a ride to Missouri