If you find yourself avoiding a section of your property in fear of having your feet bitten, you might have a fire ant problem. If you keep looking outside and wondering why that big dirt spot in your yard is growing, you might have a fire ant problem. If during outdoor gatherings you have to section off a part of your lawn so that guests don’t get forced into dancing, you might have a fire ant problem. But we don’t have to tell you that. If you are here today, you already know you have a fire ant problem. The only question is, what secret technique for getting rid of fire ants are you missing?
What Are Fire Ants?
Fire ants are a small species of ants known for their ability to cause pain with their bites and stings. Varying from 2 to 6 mm in size, fire ants can be identified by their reddish bodies and darker reddish-black hind sections. Typically, fire ants prefer hotter temperatures and will build their nests around dry areas. These mound-shaped nests are usually located around meadows, parks, pastures, and other sunny areas. A single fire ant nest can have upwards of 200,000 members and several queens, to keep the peace. The more queens there are, the faster a colony can expand.
Fun Fact About Fire Ants: Fire ants did not originate from America but were accidentally brought over from a cargo boat from South America.
Why Fire Ants Are Difficult To Get Rid Of
A single fire ant colony can stretch underground for several feet. Combine this with the fact that fire ant hills have several queens and you can start to see why it might feel impossible to fully eradicate fire ants from your lawn. No matter what you do, if you can’t kill every queen, nothing will be solved.
In addition to these problems, fire ants are also extremely resilient. If you have been wondering why the chemicals, poisons, and boiling water you’ve been pouring on their mounds isn’t working, let us explain. When danger is presented to a colony of fire ants, several protective measures spring up to stop as many deaths as possible. Working together, fire ants are most commonly able to save at least one, if not many, of their queens. Once the danger has subsided, all they have to do is repopulate, and your problem will return back to how it was, if not worse.
What Can You Do About Fire Ants?
When it comes to getting fire ants off your property, there is really only one reliable method out there, professional fire ant control. Only an expert knows what treatments will be most effective at removing painful and unwanted fire ants from your property.
If you are tired of wasting time trying method after method to get rid of fire ants on your own, Family Pest Control is here to help. Our team of qualified pest technicians has the experience and tools needed to quickly remove unwanted ankle-biters from your San Antonio property. Never again will you have to end an outdoor gathering early due to fire ants, or have to section off a part of your beautiful yard to protect your guests. With Family on your side, pests don’t stand a chance.
Give us a call today to schedule a fire ant control service visit for your San Antonio property. We are ready to find your best solution to pests.