Fire ants can be a serious problem all over. They like to make home at the gap between your drive way and your lawn. Water is the number one thing that brings them to your house. If you disturb a nest, they are very likely to swarm and attack you. Just removing the water source doesn't solve the problem either. They will move closer to the home where there is more protection. You have to treat for the pest completely.
This a perfect example of where fire ants will set up camp in the lawn right by the driveway. The driveway tends to pick up more water and the water comes off the driveway and consolidates here they tend to bring the dirt up above the lawn and to make some sort of nest if you disturb the mound your going to see millions of these fire ants come out and attack whatever disturbs the mound whether it's a three-year-old or a dog or you or the lawnmower they just have this natural tendency to attack and bite cause homeowners a lot of problems when this dries out they'll move for more water usually towards a house where you have plants that shelter water and/or your walls.
1. A solid defensive wall-like structure.
2. A strong support or protection.