As the weather gets warmer, ants become more active. If you live in an area prone to fire ants, such as the southeastern states, you must be prepared for their arrival. These tiny creatures can cause a lot of pain and irritation if they bite you, such as itchy and burning red bumps; it’s best to take steps to protect yourself before they become a problem.
How to Identify Fire Ants
Fire ants are tiny, reddish-brown insects named after their fiery color. They bite and sting, creating an itchy feeling that can last several hours. In some cases, fire ants can cause serious allergic reactions. They make mounds of dirt around their nests that are easily identifiable, ranging from a few inches to more than one foot in diameter.
How to Prevent Fire Ant Infestations
The best way to prevent a fire ant infestation is to make sure your lawn is free of debris and mulch piles. Keep your yard clear of leaves and woodpiles, as these provide ideal nesting sites. Additionally, seal any cracks or crevices around the foundation of your home or garden to help prevent an infestation. Lastly, consider using natural repellents, like cedar or citrus oils, to fight fire ants.
At Turin Pest Control, we understand that dealing with fire ants can be difficult and stressful. That’s why our experienced technicians are here to take preventative measures before an infestation is possible. We’ll help you get rid of your fire ant problem. Contact us today to learn more about our fire ant pest control services and start enjoying your summer!