Fire Ant Control
Besides attacking animals and people, fire ants cause damage to buildings, electrical wires of all kinds. In fact, they are 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. Also, colonies can have a single queen or multiple queens. That’s why ongoing fire ant control is essential for the Southern California area.
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.
Once your pests are gone, we ensure they don’t come back.
INFESTATION PREVENTION TIPS
First, 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.
Next, your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and suggest fire ant control to prevent 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 ANTS HABITAT
Southern United States from Maryland to Texas, California, and New Mexico fire ant control is necessary for all surrounding areas.
Fire ants usually nest in loose soil but can be found in woodwork, masonry, water heater cabinets, crawl spaces, or stones. Including the exterior, also 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, too 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. For example, they can cause damage to electrical wires that lead to junction boxes, air conditioning units, electronics, and telephone wires.
Call A-1 to remove your infestation, and continue with ongoing fire ant control.