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The Problems That Come With Fire Ants On Your Frisco Property

December 2, 2020

Everyone knows the old adage about ants at a picnic and how quickly they can ruin a good time. Unfortunately, ants can also ruin a lot more than just picnics if they invade your property. In fact, if you do find fire ants on your Frisco property, then your problems may be worse than you initially thought. That’s because fire ants are both dangerous to humans and extremely hard to get rid of once they build their colonies. Therefore, it’s important for you to know some facts about fire ants, so you know what to do should your Frisco property become infested with these dangerous and persistent pests.

fire ant crawling on a patio

Identifying Fire Ants

Fire ants are a dark reddish-brown color, and they grow to be about 3/8th of an inch long. They have segmented bodies, six legs, antennae, and strong mandibles. In addition to their red coloring, fire ants can be identified by the large, flattened, and irregularly-shaped nests that they build. How large can fire ant nests be? Well, if left unchecked, fire ant mound nests can grow to be up to four square feet.

While they usually build their nests in the soil close to structures, fire ants are known to invade homes and businesses through HVAC systems and AC units. They can also enter through cracks in the foundation or other small openings around the home. Therefore, if you notice any invading fire ant nests around your property, call the professionals before it’s too late and they invade your home as well. 

The Dangers Associated With Fire Ants

Fire ants are known to produce painful "bites", bites that actually aren’t bites at all but rather stings. Still, they are extremely painful and can resemble a burning sensation, hence the ants' name. Additionally, you will usually be stung by more than one ant more than once; not only are these stings painful, but they can be dangerous to people with allergies. Fire ants have been known to cause anaphylactic shock in people who are at-risk. As such, it's imperative to remove any fire ants from your property promptly after discovering them.

Difficulties In Eliminating Fire Ant Infestations

Not only are fire ants dangerous, but they are also persistent pests that can be hard to get rid of once they invade a property. That’s because if you try to remove a nest, they can disperse and recolonize, sometimes in multiple new colonies. As such, proper training and equipment are needed to effectively eliminate fire ant colonies. Therefore, if you spot a fire ant colony on your property, do not attempt to take care of it yourself. Not only can that be dangerous to you, but it could ultimately end up making your fire ant problems worse than they were initially. 

The Most Effective Fire Ant Control Solution

Because of the dangers and difficulties associated with eliminating fire ant infestations from a property, contact the trained pest professionals here at Adams Exterminating Company right away if you find a colony on your Frisco property.

Here at Adams Exterminating Company, our certified pest technicians are properly equipped and possess all of the required experience and expertise to effectively eliminate any fire ant infestations that you're currently dealing with. In addition to this, we will work with you to take the proper steps to better protect your property from any future fire ant infestations. Don’t put yourself and your family at risk by letting fire ants take over your Frisco property. Give Adams Exterminating Company a call today.

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