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 ask 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 onto 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.
How to treat fire ants in your lawn?
Your first indication that you have fire ants in your lawn is usually the telltale mound nest structure. If you see an ant nest that looks like it could be fire ants, be sure to carefully avoid it call a professional pest control provider.
Controlling fire ants in your lawn can be very difficult and may only last for a short time as the ants tend to reinvade the next season. If you suspect you have a fire ant infestation or if you think you have a nest on your property, contact a licensed pest professional right away. Do not attempt to move the nest on your own. The sooner the infestation is treated, the less risk there is of someone disturbing the nest and being stung.
Turner Pest Control provides full service lawn and outdoor pest control including Fire Ant elimination. Fire Ants are a common problem in Florida lawns. If you have ant mounds in your lawn, contact Turner Pest Control. Ask about our Lawn care with fire ant elimination bundle.