If you’ve ever been stung by a fire ant, you know how much it hurts. What is worse than being stung by one fire ant? Being stung by many. Fire ants can communicate through pheromones to signal a mass attack once food has been found. A mass attack can be particularly harmful to young children or small pets because the amount of toxins entering the bloodstream is so large compared to the size of their bodies. Especially when you consider that each fire ant can sting multiple times. Although uncommon, a child who experiences an allergic reaction could develop hives, have trouble breathing, experience dizziness, chest tightness or throat or tongue swelling and would need immediate medical care.
If you have children or small pets that you are concerned about protecting, what are adequate fire ant control steps you could take? To start with, there are some simple things you can do to protect yourself and your children or pets. Some of these include: staying far away from fire ant mounds, wearing adequate foot protection when going outside, and using gloves when gardening. You can also contact us at Sterling Pest Control. We are happy to come to your home and check for fire ant nests. If you have fire ant nests, we can recommend appropriate professional fire ant control methods. We care about your safety and are glad to assist you in protecting your home, family and pets.
Fire ant control requires persistence, but you will be able to rest easier knowing that you have a plan in place to protect your family from harm. Let us help you get the proper fire ant control for your needs.