How to Get Rid of Fire Ants


Fire ants are one of the most infamous ant species, best known for their bright red color and their bites. They also are known for building ant mounds, oftentimes right on our properties. Not only are mounds an unpleasant sight to see, but they also host a swarm of stinging insects. This can be very dangerous for your family and especially your pets and kids, who would much rather not endure the sting of a fire ant. In addition to causing problems at home, an ant infestation on the sidewalk of your business may deter potential customers.

In general, it’s best to let a professional ant exterminator help you get rid of fire ants. However, there are several ways you can attempt fire ant control on your own. Read on to learn top tips!

Get Rid of Fire Ants Naturally

  • When you have just a couple of fire ant mounds, you may be able to get rid of them naturally. This DIY fire ant pest control includes the following steps:

    • Wear gloves, shoes, and clothing that you can easily knock ants off in order to keep prevent injury during this process.
    • Once you’re equipped with the right apparel, you should plan on digging around mid-day; this is the time most of the ant colony will be at home in the mound.
    • Be sure to only dig the entire mound out, but also an additional foot below it.
    • Dump both the ants and their mound into your bucket. Pour hot soapy water over the mounds or release them somewhere on your property.

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How to Get Rid of Red Ants Nests in the Lawn

If digging the ant mounds out does not sound like a viable option, you may choose to use baking soda and vinegar as another

  • To do this, begin by pouring a liberal amount of baking soda into the mound. If you’re dealing with a larger mound, start by poking a few holes into the mound with a stick, and proceed to pour.
  • Once you have adequately covered the entirety of the mound, follow up with the vinegar.
  • These two combined ingredients will sufficiently remove the ant mound, and will not pose safety risks to you and your family.
  • Since this fire ant control method will cause damage to the surrounding area, it’s best to come prepared with fresh soil to mend the affected grass.

Professional Fire Ant Control

If you’re outmatched by the number of mounds on your property, or if you want to avoid damage to your lawn, it may be time to consider help from the experts. The ant exterminators at Bugs Out Pest Control know how to get rid of fire ants quickly and safely. We offer fire ant pest control options that fit your needs and eliminate your fire ant problems for good!

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Dangers of Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are a light to dark brown and range from ⅛–1/12 of an inch. These ants have a single node between their abdomen and thorax and only a slight elbow in their antennae. Some facts about Argentine ants include:

  • Because colonies are massive, they can become quite a nuisance when they nest in a moist area near a foundation wall and find an entry point to get inside.
  • An Argentine ant colony can have many reproductive queens and are prone to a process called “budding,” in which a colony will split due to a perceived threat.
  • These ants are omnivorous, meaning they can feed on a wide variety of foods and are more than capable of finding food sources in a home.

Common Ant Infestations

If you live in our Georgia service area, schedule a free inspection to determine what ants you have, and let the Bugs Out Pest Control ant experts design a pest plan to deal specifically with your problem. We know how frustrating these pests can be.

You can be sure that we will work quickly and safely to solve your ant issue, guaranteed.
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