What are fire ants?
Fire ants live and work together in very large colonies. One mound can contain more than 200,000 ants. They are an invasive species of ant that are found throughout the United States and are especially prevalent in the Southern regions. In fact, today, they infest more than 260 million acres in the southern states and the problem is spreading. Fire ants are a small ant species, with adults growing only to be between 1/8th-3/8th of an inch in length. They are a dark reddish-brown in color and have a segmented body.
What do fire ant mounds look like?
Fire ant mounds are flattened, and have an oblong- asymmetrical shape to them, and are generally between two and four square feet in size. Fire ant mounds do not have an entrance/exit holes at the top of the mound, instead they are located on the sides of the mound. They prefer hot sunny environments and build their nests out in the open and avoid building them in shady wooded areas.
Are fire ants dangerous?
Yes, fire ants are considered to be dangerous to both people and animals. Fire ants very aggressively defend themselves and their nest. When they are disturbed, they will attack in mass; each insect stinging repeatedly and injecting venom every time. With good cause, fire ants have earned a reputation as a vicious and stubborn pest that should be avoided at all costs.
Does Allgood treat fire ants?
Yes, Allgood extinguishes fire ants with seasonal fire ant control services. Fire ants have met their match with Allgood's professionals. Our experts understand how to handle, treat, and control this fierce pest. For more information on how Allgood can control fire ants on your property, contact us today!