When Do Fire Ants Become A Problem In Frisco?

March 28, 2019


a large colony of fire ants infesting a frisco texas property

It’s time to start looking out for fire ants right now. The warmer spring weather will start sending them out in force. So, why not start the season preventing them now rather than dealing with them after they have invaded?

These feisty social ants build their nests by pushing soil out of the ground as they tunnel through the soil creating mounds. Usually, they will do this in open sunny places in lawns, parks, and meadows. Unlike other typical ant mounds, the entry to a fire ant nest is not in the mound itself, but rather a couple of feet away from it. If the weather is too wet, dry, hot or cold, they tunnel deeper underground.

Frisco will be inundated with fire ants in the coming months and they will cause some dangerous situations for people whose yards they invade. These tiny reddish-brown ants are extremely aggressive, as they inject venom when they sting. And, when they attack, they usually do so in large numbers. Their stings are usually painful and may result in an itchy rash or puss-filled blistery pimples. Some people can be severely allergic to their venom and may experience difficulty breathing, a swollen throat, dizziness, cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and occasionally anaphylactic shock.

Fire ants usually stay outdoors, but while they are foraging for food they can get indoors through cracks and crevices in your foundation and exterior walls. They are attracted to moisture, trash, food, and sweet sticky messes. And they are hard to get rid of, which is why the best solution for fire ant problems and fire ant control and prevention is by using a professional pest exterminating company.

If you are in need of fire ant prevention or elimination, give us a call at Adams Exterminating Company in Frisco. We know how important your family and friends are to you and that you want to keep them safe from fire ants and other potentially dangerous pests. Our knowledgeable technicians can accurately identify ant species and are experienced in the different types of control for each of them.

Adams Exterminating Company offers home pest control programs, all of which include exterior fire ant control. We have several programs to suit your needs and your budget starting with our Perimeter Pest Control program that focuses on the exterior of your home. From there we offer Home Guardian Pest and Termite Control and Home Guardian Pest and Termite Control plus Mosquitoes.

We are a family business that protects families and homes from all varieties of nuisance, damaging, and potentially dangerous pests. Give us a call to find out more and get the help you need. We will take care of the rest so you can get outside in your yard again and enjoy the beautiful weather.

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