What to Do If You See Fire Ants On Your Yard
August 30, 2018
You know summer is in full swing when you see the fire ant population start to swell. Everywhere you look, new ant hills seem to be popping up! What you may not know, however, is how dangerous these pests can be. You will definitely want to be aware of the dangers of these aggressive red ants before you accidentally step barefoot right in the middle of one of their nests!
Some people may not experience serious symptoms from fire ants stings, but certain individuals who are sensitive to fire ant venom or small children will most likely experience severe burning or even go into anaphylactic shock if they are stung. The thing that makes these ants so dangerous is their ability to defend their nest in huge swarms which could result in multiple bites and more injected venom. Though their venom typically is not seriously harmful to humans, a large colony of fire ants attacking a small animal has the potential to be fatal.
If you have ant hills in your yard, don’t take a chance that they are just your ordinary run-of-the-mill ants. Use caution when walking and playing in your yard to avoid unpleasant fire ant bites. You will know they are fire ants by their reddish-brown coloring and their small size.
The best course of action to avoid fire ant infestations and their painful bites is to enlist the help of a professional pest control service. Any amount of burning, drowning, or dousing with chemicals or vinegar will only give you temporary relief from these dangerous and annoying pests!
Professional pest control technicians are educated in the art of dealing with difficult infestations and know how to properly administer effective ant control products in your yard to eliminate fire ant infestations and to help keep them away using strict safety regulations to ensure that you, your family, and your pets are protected from these stinging ants.
Innovative Pest Control in East Texas specializes in state-of-the-art protocols and products that will eliminate dangerous fire ants from your property. You will once again be able to use your yard and property the way you intended it: for gatherings, picnics, barbeques, and running, and playing without the worry of stinging fire ants. Our fire ant control program has been created with the biology of the ants in mind in order to maximize the effectiveness of our treatments. We will perform two highly-effective outdoor treatment applications. The first of these applications is usually in April after we have thoroughly inspected the property. Then we come back for another application in September to control the fire ant population in your yard year-round!
If you are experiencing fire ant problems on your property or just want to prevent them, give us a call today!