Nobody wants to deal with a fire ant infestation. Not only are fire ant bites painful, they can pose health risks. If you’re noticing an influx of fire ants in or around your property, it’s important to call a pest control professional as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.
Identifying a Fire Ant Infestation
Fire ants are small but noticeable. The most common way to spot an ant infestation is by seeing them. If you notice a large number of ants trailing to and from food sources, you may have an infestation. Another way to identify infestation is by checking to see if there are mounds of dirt, sand or clay on the property. This could signal that there is a larger ant nest. Fire ants are omnivores, content to eat both meat or vegetable sources of food – particularly greasy or sweet foods. They leave an invisible trail of pheromones to the food source, allowing others to follow the scent to its location, which is why you often see them traveling the same paths.
Health Risks Posed by Fire Ants
Many know the all too familiar pain of a fire ant sting, which contains venom that can cause a painful burning feeling. Their bites can also cause red bumps that can leave scars. Some people are allergic to fire ant venom and have a reaction such as nausea, sweating and excessive itching. Allergies can be fatal if not treated immediately and properly, so it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you suspect an allergic reaction.
Another risk of fire ants is food contamination. Because the ants carry bacteria on their bodies, they can spread this bacterium as they travel across counter tops or crawl in pantries.
A Safer Way to Get Rid of Fire Ants
Peachtree Pest Control is a family-owned business. We understand how important it is to protect your loved ones in addition to protecting your property. That’s why we offer environmentally friendly service options, so you can get rid of pests and prevent their return, all while keeping your loved ones safe.
At Peachtree Pest Control, we customize our plans to suit your particular needs. We believe in getting the job done to complete satisfaction.
Why Peachtree Pest Control?
We work tirelessly to ensure that you are receiving the best service possible. By working with us, you can expect:
- The Peachtree Promise – if ants ever return, we will return for treatment at no additional cost.
- Services that are environmentally friendly by utilizing our IPM approach. You can rest assured that your family, pets and home are safe.
- Customized service plans that save you time, money and frustration.
- Our experts work around your schedule – we understand life is busy!
Schedule a free, no-obligation inspection today to get started. When you work with us, you can expect the best people, the best service and the best value – that’s the Peachtree Promise.