Fire Ant Control in Houston & Dallas
Are fire ants taking over the lawn? Take back control by calling our Houston pest control experts. Our fire ant exterminator professionals understand that when it comes to fire ants, you must act fast. Otherwise, by the time their mounds are visible, it’s clear they’ve been growing for months. But what’s the best way to remove fire ants from your yard? You’ve got to hit them where it hurts – the fire ant queen.
Fire Ant Extermination
When it comes to fire ant extermination, we know how to remove a pesky fire ant mound. With their vast underground tunnels which can reach up to 25 feet from the original mounds, these pests are adept at expanding quickly. Not only this, but fire ants expand at a breathtaking speed.
The worst part is fire ants don’t confine themselves to just one area. No, they’re happy to expand the colony to various parts of the yard including the lawn, garden, outdoor buildings, compost piles, and even your homes.
Fire Ant Control in Dallas and Houston
As an extremely aggressive pest which won’t think twice about attacking anything that gets in their way, it’s essential to call a pest control expert who specializes in fire ant removal. The professionals at Stampede Pest Control use state of the art equipment and techniques which are effective at exterminating fire ants. If you’re having a backyard barbeque or don’t want your kids to get attacked by fire ants, call us today! We’ll be happy to send out a pest control expert to exterminate fire ants which have taken over your yard.
Red Fire Ant
Appearance: 1/16 – 1/4 inch long with a reddish brown color and a darker abdomen
Habitat & Behavior: Accidentally introduced into the United States from Brazil in the 1930’s, the Red Imported Fire Ant has spread to most of the American southeast. The fire ant is very aggressive and will sting repeatedly, especially when their nest is disturbed. Fire ants usually nest outdoors in sunny areas, i.e. lawns, gardens, flower beds, etc. If left untreated, infestations may reach 30-100 mounds per acre, containing 80,000 ants.
Diet: Fire Ants prefer high protein foods, but will feed on nearly any plant or animal matter.
Control: Treating each mound individually as well as a broadcast treatment of the surrounding area is needed. Knockdown may take several weeks, so early-season application is recommended.