Now that it is summer and children are running around outside barefoot, it is important for homeowners to check their yards frequently for fire ants. Fire ants were imported from South America and are spreading out over the southern United States. It is interesting to note that fire ants can be both red and black, not just red as most of the public tends to think. They are poisonous, and a bite from a fire ant can result in anything from itching to loss of consciousness. In fact, they can be so severe to some people that a little boy from Florida was in a coma after being bit by fire ants at football practice.
Fire Ants build signature mounds that can get quite large if not stopped by treatment to eliminate the colony. It is recommended to keep a look out for these ant hills around your yard because if a child were to step on one, he or she would be severely stung by the insects.
If you do spot any fire ant hills in your yard, we recommend contacting us for a free quote or calling us at 850-682-5354 so that we can assess them and assist you in getting them removed. These are semi-dangerous pests that bite children, adults, and pets, and should be kept under control by a professional. Protect your children today and contact us!!