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Friday, May 2, 2014

Beware of Fire Ants

Kimberly Beaudin

We’ve all experienced it. You walk through your garden or you are catching a football in your yard when all of a sudden you feel something small and vicious crawling between your toes. Just one fire ant sting is painful enough, but the highly organized insect often attacks in teams, and these orchestrated attacks often result in multiple, painful, itchy welts.

What You Need to Know About Fire Ants

Along with the warmer weather comes the increased likelihood of finding red imported fire ants in your yard. Encountering a fire ant nest is a serious situation that requires immediate expert attention. Fire ants are incredibly territorial, and they will not hesitate to attack pets or people who dare to wander past their boundaries.

Fire ants also build their distinctive nests outdoors, often in the soil or landscaping around foundations. Because of this proximity to structures, they can often infest garages or homes with unsealed walls. Homeowners should be diligent about repairing any cracks or crevices in their foundations, and they should avoid fire ant mounds with care.

If you encounter a fire ant nest or see its occupants near your home, contact an experienced pest control expert as soon as possible. Protect your home and your family by contacting Hughes exterminators.

Contact Fire Ant Professionals at Hughes Exterminators Today 

If you encounter fire ants in or around your home, contact a licensed pest control professional to prevent a full-blown infestation. Hughes Exterminators fire ant control service entails quarterly inspections, any required treatment and assures that you will have year round protection from these invaders. With the STEPS® Total Protection system™, all of our fire ant control services are 100% guaranteed.

For a free, no-obligation complete home evaluation, call us at 877-464-8443 or click here to complete a free home evaluation form.