Fire Ants and IPM
Fire ants can be difficult to control and can be dangerous to you and your pets. At Peachtree Pest Control, we recommend fire ant treatments be performed during late spring to early fall. We use an integrated pest management approach to find a custom solution to your fire ant problem, which might include bait and other long lasting residual products. We offer six- and 12-month guarantees on the treatments with follow ups as needed.
Fire Ant Habitat
Fire ants live in large colonies that can contain several thousand up to 50,000 ants, including at least one queen. These pests prefer to live in warm, sunny, dry conditions including fields, sod or grassy yards and bedding areas. Typical fire ant mounds can grow up to 24 inches in diameter and seven inches in height.
Fire Ants Health Risks
Fire ant stings, which includes a type of venom, can be very painful feeling like an intense burn and result in red bumps that could leave scars. They can also bite with their mandibles at times as they sting. Some people might experience an allergic reaction to fire ant stings such as sweating, nausea or excessive itching in some cases this could be fatal. It is important to get immediate medical attention if any of these symptoms occur.
The fire ant is one of the most common pests we deal with throughout Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. At Peachtree Pest Control, we are highly skilled and knowledgeable in dealing with fire ant colonies.
If you see signs of fire ants, contact us right away!