Trust Our Fire Ant Control In San Antonio

Mar 8, 2017

Wicked Sting

Fire ant stings can be more than just a short painful experience. Allergic reactions and secondary infection are all too common, especially on the tender skin of children. Fire Ants posses a stinger on their back ends and they can use them multiple times. They also have powerful jaws (called Mandibles) that the ant uses to latch on to its victims while it raises and lowers it’s stinger – depositing inflammatory chemicals into the victim’s body. The resulting intense pain and itchiness will cause animals and humans to scratch their skin and expose themselves to microbial attack.

fire ants crawling on a plant outside of a home in san antonio texas

A Better Solution

While sprinkle-on bait products can wipe out individual fire ant colonies, new nests are formed quickly wherever a flying queen ant lands on the soil surface. You see hundreds of these female winged ants swarming in the air soon after a warm, summer rain. Chasing fire ant mounds all around your lawn used to be our best defense against these imported pests. Now, the best solution homeowners have in keeping their children’s playing areas free of these troubling pests is to treat the lawn with a new chemical called Fipronil. As for safety, fipronil is one of the lowest in toxicity of any chemical labeled for lawn use. It is also used in Frontline Flea & Tick medicine used by veterinarians on dogs and cats, yet our Fire Ant application of fipronil is 40 times less concentrated than are those treatments.

We Offer a One-Year Warranty Against Fire Ant Return.

About 14 years ago a new chemical, Fipronil, was introduced to the professional pest applicator. Family Pest Control has been using this effective, long-lasting product for over 12 years. One application to your lawn and shrub beds kills and prevents new mounds from forming for one full year.

How can you tell if you have fire ants? Fire ants come in several different sizes, depending on the sub-species and the overall health of the individual colonies. They generally are reddish in color, move fairly quickly, and above all else, are very aggressive once disturbed. If you poke their nest, or disturb their marching trails with a stick, they will climb up the stick and try to get to your hand to attack. No other ant species displays this particular aggressive behavior.


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