You might not realize that you have a fire ant problem until you see their mounds around your home. You may not even recognize it as being a problem until one has bitten you. They sting like you wouldn’t believe! Not every ant is as innocent as they may seem. At Summerville Pest Control, we are happy to help you get rid of these and eliminate the threat of being bitten by them again. Fire ants are a part of the genus Solenopsis species. They are often found around plants, certain foods, sweets, and protein. They are easy to recognize by their dull red body. Their name is derived from the stinging sensation you experience when been bitten by them.
Identifying Fire Ants
If you think you may have fire ants, just look around for mounds of soil, often in the sunlight. The mound might be as big as 24 inches in height given the condition of the soil. You may also find them in logs that are rotting, under stumps and trees. Our exterminators even treat fire ants found underneath buildings where their colonies are often located. The color of the ant is usually a dead giveaway to their existence.
Not All Fire Ants Created Equal
There are different species of fire ants in the U.S. Some are actually from the U.S. while some are not. The ones that are generally the worst are called The Red Imported Fire ants. This is because of their ability to reproduce so quickly. Once you think you've gotten rid of them, you look up and there they are again. Its sting and its irritating swarming pattern, making them one of the most undesirable pests to even treat. They were accidentally introduced into the U.S in the 1930's and have spread to as many as 15 Southern states.
Why Call On Our Exterminators
Fire ants are not something to play around with. You don't want to irritate them and cause them to become more aggressive. The problem with fire ants is that they can swarm and before you know it, they are all over you. It is best to allow one of our talented exterminators at Summerville Pest Control Service to treat the problem for you. They know which products are most effective. Instead of your throwing away your hard earned money, give us a call and allow us to effectively identify and treat the problem. While you might assume the problem is with fire ants, it may be something else. We make a complete evaluation of the areas of your home where they might live and make the accurate conclusion as to whether or not the problem you're experiencing involves fire ants. Our pest control experts can get you the results you want.