King of the Residential Ants

King of the Residential Ants

The auburn bodied cousin of black sugar ants is a larger, nastier breed more prone to build a farm in your yard than in your house. Fire ants are pests that feed on young plants and seeds, making a well-kept, green yard an unattainable goal. Mosquito Squad of Grand Stand offers comprehensive fire ant control that eliminates the vexing problems these little nuisances create.

What areas can I expect to see fire ants in?
As previously mentioned, fire ants love to munch on the leaves in your yard. They take little nibbles out of greenery, leaving them baron and browning. Because of their draw to these abundant food sources, fire ants love to nest in soil, create colonies near body of water edges, and many other areas that generally retain moisture. This includes your watered lawn! Their mounds can create unsightly gaps in landscaping that are frustrating and unsightly.

What problems do fire ants pose?
Aside from the cosmetic effects they have, fire ants can also be hazardous. They are categorized as a stinging species of ant. So they not only bite their victims, but they then sting and inject an alkaloid venom. For most full sized adults, this is an irritating wound at most. However, for small children, animals, or those that may have an allergy, these seemingly innocuous stings can turn into something very very dangerous. Once a mound of fire ants is disrupted (which are sometimes not completely visible), they become very aggressive which can lead to hundreds of stings in mere moments. Most people won’t want to deal with the repercussions of so many wounds.

How does the fire ant treatment work?
When maintained by expert hands, fire ant control is actually quite quick and long lasting. Mosquito Squad applies a formulated, granulated treatment to every area that presents a concern. After the treatment is deployed, home or business owners can expect a full year of protection with that single treatment.

Sometimes ants can seem to be a completely harmless pest, but in reality not all ants are created equal. If they go unchecked, fire ants can get a footing in yards so strong that lawns become patchy, leaves become brown and holey, and mounds create unappealing eye sores. Perhaps more seriously, of course, is the risk they pose if disturbed and presented with an opportunity to sting a victim. Don’t let your yard be overrun by these pests.