So, I got bit/stung by a fire ant today. Thank goodness it was only one and I was at home. I think that they were on the mailbox, but they could have been on a plant that I was watering. I gently washed it with warm soapy right away and went to the internet for "home remedies". Now, this is going to sound weird, but they said to tape a penny to the blister for an hour or two. I did that, husband came home and we went to dinner. What do you know, when I got home and took the penny off my wrist, all of the swelling was down! It still stings a bit and there's some mild redness in the area, but nothing like it was. I don't know why it worked, but it did! Then we sprayed the mailbox with plenty of Raid!