Your home is your castle, and your yard is part of that kingdom. But when your lawn is covered with pests, it sure doesn’t feel that way. Instead of enjoying a blissful stroll through your front and back lawn, instead you may feel like you are walking through a minefield. Fire ants will attack your feet, ankles and legs in no time at all. Their bites sting, and can often cause severe reactions—especially for those who are allergic.

There are a few reasons why ants can be such a nuisance to the lawn. For one, they aren’t always easy to notice. One minute you are pulling the hose across the lawn to water the flowers, and the next minute you are desperately trying to hose the bugs off of you as they pierce your flesh with their tiny bodies. When they attack, they attack in large numbers—and once they settle in they multiply quickly.

Of course, there is another thing you need to consider when ants take over your lawn. Once they breech your property line, they are likely to get inside your home. This means that your pantry and cabinets won’t be safe from the intrusion if you don’t act fast.

There are several ways that you can rid your lawn of all types of ants. The best way is to contact a professional. It is never safe to bring poisons on to your property when you aren’t sure what you are dealing with. A professional pest control expert can ensure that you are using the right toxins to treat the pests that are present, in a way that won’t harm your grass, your pets or your children.

You can take steps to remove ants from your lawn by:

  • Treating the perimeter of your lawn with poison to prevent ants from entering your property
  • Removing plants and items that may be attracting ants to your yard
  • Using seeding treatment that will encourage your lawn and garden to thrive

The benefits of treatments like these are that they limit your lawns exposure to poison, which helps reduce pests while keeping your lawn healthy. The key to treating your lawn for ants is to contain the issue and then focus on prevention of future outbreaks. Consulting a professional can help you successfully overcome your ant issue.