Fire Ant Control
Fire ants, aptly named because the result of getting stung by one equates to feeling as though your skin is on fire, are no joke. They are common household pests and will invade homes in search of food. They are also a problem for pets and livestock and will battle with dogs and cats for pet food. Just walking across the lawn may activate their defense and cause you discomfort.
When to Deal with Fire Ants?
When is the best time to deal with Fire Ants? Generally, it is May. They tend to become more active right after spring, but during the winter is a perfect time to inspect the yard and look for new establishments. Colonies of fire ants tend to disperse when the original colony becomes too large, but these are also smart ants. They may form satellite colonies closer to food supplies. That little trick means that just because you destroy a colony does not mean you have destroyed the entire colony. As we said, they are kind of smart, so they will return to the area where the colony was destroyed and set up a new colony or refurbish the old one.
Most ant species are food-driven. Harvester ants, for example, collect seeds and grains all year long to store in their colony. Gathering food is seemingly their only goal. FIre ants are much the same. Though the focus on food and territory. Fire ants will invade a home if there is food present for them. You can help to prevent fire ant invasions by making sure food is secure and that counters and floors are clean. However, the best way to deal with fire ants is at the source. Be proactive about looking for new colonies and dealing with them immediately.
For help in removing and eradicating fire ants, give us a call. We provide ant control and other pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.