Free Yourself from Fire Ants


Published on – You have no doubt heard about fire ants, but you may be wondering just why you should care about them? Fire ants are a big problem. They can not only be a nuisance to your property, but they can do some damage to you too with their stings. Their sting feels like getting burnt by fire, hence their name. So how do you deal with fire ants? Well, there are a few different options. But the best one is to contact Slug-A-Bug spider pest control experts in Brevard County for 3 decades.

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Free Yourself from Fire Ants

  1. 1. Make Fire Ants Flee From Your Abode FREE YOURSELF FROM FIRE ANTS
  2. 2. FIRE ANTS VS HUMANS Wonder ing why you should care about fi re ants? T h ey ’ r e not only a nuisance to your proper ty, but they can do some damage to you, too. When fi re ants st ing humans, we feel a st ing. The st ing feels l ike get t ing burnt by fi re. Hence the name, fi re ant . The ef fects of the st ing can be mi ld to deadly. Sensi t ive people can actual ly die from fi re ant at tacks because of the power of the venom.
  3. 3. FIRE ANT VENOM SYMPTOMS Once stung a bump wi l l l ikely form and wi l l be accompanied by pain and/or i r r i tation. Eventual ly a whi te pistule wi l l be seen. I f lef t alone i t wi l l go away wi thout becoming infected.
  4. 4. UNDERSTANDING FIRE ANTS The body of a fi re ant consists of 3 sect ions. The head, the thorax, and the abdomen. They have 3 sets of legs and one set of antennae. The worker ants are black or red. They var y in size from 2 mm to 6 mm.
  5. 5. FIRE ANT BEHAVIORS Fi re ant colonies usual ly wi l l bui ld large mounds in open areas. They eat plants, seeds and cr ickets. Fi re ants also wi l l at tack and ki l l smal l animals. They bi te in order to get a gr ip on thei r prey and then st ing f rom thei r abdomen. When they st ing they inject a toxic alkaloid venom which is cal led Solenopsin.
  6. 6. FIRE ANT ROLES Each ant has a role to play wi thin the colony. -Queen: The queen is typical ly the largest of the fi re ants in the c o l o ny. T h ey c a n l i v e f o r 6 to 7 ye a r s . T h e q u e e n ’ s ma i n j o b i s to reproduce. She can layup to 3,500 eggs each day. -Males: Also known as drones, these ants job is to mate wi th the queen. Immediately af ter they mate, they die. -Other Roles: Workers take care of the eggs, lar vae and pupae, clean the nest and find the food. Soldier ants are larger than the other ants, as wel l as more power ful .
  7. 7. MANAGING FIRE ANTS Deal ing with fire ants at your house? You actually have a few options. -You can t r y pour ing hot water on the fi re ant mounds in your yard, but be careful ! -You can also t r y pour ing ci t rus oi l and a soap solut ion on the mounds. -There are some DIY sprays at the hardware store, but be c a u t i o u s . T h ey ’ r e n o t a s e f f e c t i v e a s yo u ’ l l b e l e a d to b e b e l i e v e .
  8. 8. THE BETTER OPTION The largest independently owned pest control company in Brevard County, we of fer cutting edge solutions to help you deal with fire ant problems. Contact us for more information.