What Makes Fire Ants In Dallas So Hard To Get Rid Of?

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Few pests are as difficult to get rid of as ants. You may think you’ve eliminated a colony, only to find two new ones springing up around the yard. This is bad enough when it’s pharaoh ants or crazy ants you’re dealing with, but it’s especially frustrating if the ants in your yard are fire ants.

Are you sick of trying to take care of fire ants alone and ending up getting stung? Are you tired of seeing your do-it-yourself solutions fail? Fortunately, Addison Pest Control is here to help Dallas residents solve their fire ant problems once and for all.

What Are Fire Ants?

Fire ants are small red ants that live in large colonies. Their nests are large dirt mounds. These ants can be found across the Southeastern United States. They grow to be between one and three-eighths of an inch. They range in color from red to reddish-brown. Their nests can be found anywhere in your yard but are especially common near structural foundations. These nests are flattened mounds you don’t want to ignore.

Why Are Fire Ants Such A Big Problem?

If you’ve ever come close to a fire ant nest, you probably already understand why these ants are not wanted in your yard. Though often referred to as a bite, fire ants actually sting their victims. These ants are incredibly territorial and aggressive. If you get too close to the nest, they will attack you, stinging anywhere they can find skin. The stings result in painful welts with can last for days and can sting and itch. For some people, a fire ant sting may cause an allergic reaction including swelling, rashes, and muscle aches.

However, these painful stings are not the only reason fire ants are problematic. Fire ants are experts at budding, which is when an ant colony divides itself in order to avoid a threat. This means that if you try to eliminate a colony of fire ants, it could split into two or more colonies, making your problem worse.

Should You Try DIY?

You may think that problems are best solved alone, but this isn’t true when it comes to fire ants. As mentioned, fire ant colonies will split if they feel threatened. And fire ant removal is also dangerous because of their aggressive nature. Any time you get close to a nest, the ants will attack. Because fire ants live in large colonies and can sting multiple times, it’s not uncommon to end up with ten, twenty, or more stings. Even if you aren’t allergic to fire ants, this many bites can be dangerous.

How Can You Get Rid Of Fire Ants?

Instead of taking this risk, why not contact Addison Pest Control? We have the tools and equipment to create and implement a pest treatment plan that actually works. We can eliminate entire colonies before they bud, without putting you or your family in danger.

Our results are long-lasting and effective. Enjoy your Dallas yard without fear of unexpected fire ant nests. Don’t get stung and don’t cause budding. Rely on Addison Pest Control for help.