Fire Ants Are Active on Golf Courses in July Golf courses provide recreation for millions of people every summer. Golf courses also provide attractive living conditions for fire ants. Solenopsis are attracted to areas of fertile soil, high moisture content, and open, sunny areas. Fire ants are still very active in the month of July, although you may not notice them building as many mounds, do not be deceived. Fire ants exist in one of three stages; brood, adult workers or queens, and all life stages are present at the same time.