Fire ants were accidentally introduced to the United States through the Port of Mobile in the early 1900s. They have a painful bite and sting, and are very aggressive. There are over the counter baits you can purchase to control them yourself, but treatment for this type of ant within about 10 feet of the foundation of the house is included in our quarterly and monthly service plans. Give us a call or fill out the contact form and we will come perform a free inspection and recommend the best treatment plan for your unique situation.
Fire ants are not a native species to this area. They were brought in through the Port of Mobile in Alabama in the early 1900s and spread rapidly. They’ve invaded all along the Gulf Coast and have moved North, East, and West.
We see their mounds everywhere we go. Fire ant mounds are more of a pyramid shape and are especially visible after a fresh rain. Fire ants are aggressive, and they will sting. They can be dangerous too, especially if people are allergic to them, and if you have quite a few stings or attacks on an individual, all at one time. They can be controlled really by just a good regular, quarterly pest control service.
Our services include fire ant control within about 10 feet of the foundation of the house, and some spot control. For example, if there is something in the back part of the yard, up by the mailbox in the front, and we see it, or the homeowner asks us to treat it, we will do that.
Are Fire Ants Dangerous?
Fire ants are aggressive, and they will sting. They can be dangerous too, especially if people are allergic to them, and if you have quite a few stings or attacks on an individual, all at one time. They can be controlled with good regular, quarterly pest control service.
Fire ants breathe air like we do, and after a good rain, they will be up near the surface and not necessarily way down deep in the ground. If you disturb a mound or even stand in one spot near a mound for too long, they can start attacking you.