How to Get Rid of Fire Ants 

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If you’ve ever dealt with fire ants, you know there’s nothing fun about it. Small pets and children are at the highest risk of injury due to their aggressive swarming, but anyone who steps in the wrong area can find themselves quickly under attack. If you have fire ants on your property, don’t delay.

Take care of the problem immediately by hiring a professional fire ant exterminator. Or if you want to try to do it yourself, follow our expert tips on how to get rid of fire ants.

What are the Best Fire Ant Treatments?

If you’re experiencing a fire ant infestation in your yard right now, you might be on here trying to figure out a way to get rid of them yourself. Some people like to try DIY ant control strategies to get rid of fire ants, but it’s undeniably safer and easier to leave the work to professionals.

Hiring experts for professional fire ant control is a stress-free guarantee that you’ll be fire ant-free and stay that way.  

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How Do You Know It’s Fire Ants?

In Central Florida, we only have to worry about red fire ants. Black fire ants also exist, but not currently in our region. Here’s how you can identify fire ants:

  • Reddish-brown in color everywhere but their abdomen which is translucent brownish-black 
  • Range in size from .05 inches to .2 inches 
  • Active in the morning or late afternoon 
  • Build nest mounds on the ground that average up to 2 feet in diameter and up to 1.5 feet high 
  • Venomous bite 
  • Highly aggressive and will swarm if their nest is disturbed 

Carpenter ants, commonly referred to as red ants, are often mistaken for fire ants. These lookalikes do bite but are much less aggressive and not venomous. If you or a member of your family has been bitten by an ant, it may be worth inspecting your property to search out and destroy any presence of fire ants. 

While inspecting your property, don’t be too quick to dismiss a small mound – some fire ant colonies build small mounds then dig intricate tunnels that can extend up to 25 feet away!

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Forest Pest Control, Your Partners in Ant Control 

The highly trained pest specialists at Forest Pest Control specialize in keeping our community in Central Florida pest-free. With innovative solutions and top-of-the-line technology, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. If you are experiencing ants in your home, suspect you may be dealing with an infestation, or are seeking preventative options, don’t hesitate to call today!

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How to Get Rid of Fire Ants  in Central Florida

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