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Besides attacking animals and people, fire ants are also known to cause damage to buildings, electrical wires of all kinds. They are believed to be attracted to electrical currents and begin to nest in these places. Fire ants can cause damage to junction boxes, air conditioners, electrical outlets, and telephone wires. Colonies can have a single-queen or multiple-queens.
A single queen can have as many as 7 million ants per acre and multiple queens can have 40 million ants per acre. Mounds can reach up to 18 inches in height.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective fire ant removal treatments. When taking care of your ant problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
FIRE ANT PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect a fire ant infestation, call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection* immediately. This is the safest and most effective way to get rid of fire ants.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
Fire ants are very aggressive and known to sting animals and people that intrude on their nests.
They are attracted to open sunny areas like fields, meadows, lawns, parks, and pastures. Colonies can have one or several queens which directly correlate to the number of ants per acre. Colonies frequently migrate to different sites.
dark reddish brown
segmented, oval, about 1/4″
FIRE ANT HABITAT
Southern United States from Maryland to Texas, California and New Mexico.
Fire ants usually nest in loose soil but can be found in woodwork, masonry, water heater cabinets, crawl spaces, or stones. and from the exterior it can resemble gopher diggings. Their mounds do not have a hole in the center but access from tunnels underground. When the mounds are disturbed, workers will come out and sting aggressively. Flooding can cause colonies to leave their mounds and float until they reach land to establish a new mound.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
The sting from a fire ant can be very severe and reactions vary from person to person.
Some react with irritation and nausea, to much more severe reactions. The initial sting causes instant severe pain followed by itching and skin irritation. Skin irritations can be as simple as redness or form a pus-filled blister that lasts several days.
Some fire ant stings are life threatening and can cause anaphylaxis immediately after the sting. Fire ants can also cause costly physical damage due to their attraction to electrical currents. They can cause damage to electrical wire that lead to junction boxes, air conditioning units, electronics, and telephone wires.