Fire ants are one of the most dangerous types of ants. If disturbed, these active and aggressive pests will attack en masse, each insect stinging repeatedly and injecting venom every time. These red ants can make a home anywhere in your yard and wreak havoc on barbecues or outdoor adventures. Today, they infest more than 260 million acres in the southern United States, and the problem is spreading. While they are most often found outdoors, fire ants can also gain access to your home through ventilation and air conditioning systems. At Bugs Out Pest Control, we know that fire ants are a concerning pest problem, which is why we offer the industry’s best fire ant prevention and fire ant bait options!
More than 40 million people live in fire ant-infested areas in the southeastern United States, and between 30 and 60 percent of those living in fire ant-infested areas are stung each year. A fire ant sting can turn into an itchy white blister or worse, making it important to avoid them at all costs. One mound, typically about 2 feet in diameter and 7 inches high, can contain more than 200,000 ants. This fact alone is why it’s important to enlist the help of a professional who can use fire ant bait and fire ant prevention to keep you and your family safe year-round.
Bugs Out Pest Control recommends Advion fire ant baits or gels and TopChoice®, which is available only through pest control and lawn care professionals. Our fire ant bait program not only takes care of existing mounds, but it can also help prevent future infestations.
After a thorough inspection of your property to confirm the presence of fire ants and fire ant mounds, our professionals may recommend Advion Fire Ant gels or baits. These fast-acting fire ant treatments often work in as little as 72 hours and are an effective choice among many pest control professionals. Advion is just as effective as our other fire ant treatments and our pest control technician will help determine which treatment is the right choice for your home and family. For more information on our fire ant control services, please give us a call or you can use our convenient online form.
TopChoice® is applied into the top few inches of soil where it provides a protective contact zone against fire ants. This ensures contact with the active ingredient. Since the active ingredient does not stay on the soil surface, fire ants will come in contact with it when trying to enter treated areas, thus preventing them from establishing new mounds in the treated areas for up to a year! There are no concerns about family or pets when TopChoice fire ant prevention is applied by one of our professionals.
The best time of year to prepare for fire ants is in the fall months. By safeguarding your lawn and property against fire ants in the yard, you can rest easy knowing your family will be safe from these nuisance pests. For more information on our fire ant prevention or fire ant bait options, contact the ant exterminators at Bugs Out Pest Control today!