There are many things homeowners love to have on their Nashville property. Fire ant colonies are not one of them. While other types of ants can be a mere nuisance, these ants can be downright dangerous. Not only do they produce itchy, red welts when they bite and sting but, for some, they can be even more harmful. It is important to understand the dangers these tiny ants pose, how you can minimize the threat, or eliminate them from your property completely.
Dangers Fire Ants Pose
Bites and stings. Fire ants bite to get a grip on the skin, then deliver a painful sting which causes a burning sensation. One sting is generally not dangerous but several stings can be harmful. Studies have shown that these unassuming ants can take down a small animal with their alkaloid venom. This makes them a concern for the elderly, the infirm, infants, and others who are unable to get away from accumulating stings.
Allergic reactions. Some people are allergic to the venom of fire ants. For these individuals, even one fire ant sting can lead to a life-threatening reaction.
Food contamination. Like most ants, these ants can contaminate foods if they bring bacteria from garbage sites, drains, etc. into your food preparation and storage areas.
Fire Ants Love Nashville
Like so many other yard and household pests, fire ants love the heat. For this reason, Nashville is a prime breeding spot for these little stingers. Fire ants are able to establish themselves and grow their populations very quickly here.
Fire Ant Prevention
There are many suggestions on the internet for how to keep fire ants from encroaching upon a yard but the truth is these ants aren't deterred by much and, not only are DIY treatments generally ineffective, they can actually make your problem worse. It is best to invest in professional treatments. At All-American Pest Control, we provide stinging & biting insect yard treatments to deal with fire ant problems. If you've had enough of these ants, this program is the best way to go because it offers real results. Our trained pest control technicians know what products work and how to apply them to ensure the best results. If you'd like to learn more about this program, we would love to tell you about it. Schedule a free home evaluation to get things started.