Fire ants can be a real pain—and we’re not just talking about the stinging. These invasive pests are aggressive and territorial, and they pose a significant threat to both people and pets. Fire ants can build large mounds in a short amount of time, and if the problem isn’t handled quickly, they can take over your entire lawn. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about getting rid of fire ants in your lawn once and for all.
How to Tell if Fire Ants Are in Your Lawn
Wondering if you have fire ants or common red ants in your lawn? Rather than risking some painful bites, inspect the situation from a distance. Look for red mounds throughout your lawn, especially in sunny areas that have loose, sandy soil. Also, observe the ants’ behavior. If you see ants swarming around disturbed areas, biting and stinging anything in their path, it’s a good sign you’ve got a fire ant problem and should call your trusted pest control experts right away.
How to Eliminate Fire Ants in Your Lawn
When it comes to getting rid of fire ants, it’s important to use the right products and techniques. Rather than resorting to DIY methods that don’t work and could be hazardous to your family and pets, rely on the pest control experts at Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control for eco-friendly pest control that eliminates fire ants for good.
We use environmentally friendly, safe methods to eliminate fire ants from lawns across Central Florida. Our technicians inspect your property to determine the level of infestation, then create a customized treatment plan that’s guaranteed to get rid of fire ants—and keep them from coming back.
How to Keep Fire Ants Away
Once you have eliminated fire ants from your lawn, it’s important to take steps to prevent them from coming back. Proper maintenance of your home and yard can go a long way in keeping these nuisance pests at bay. Here’s how to keep fire ants from returning to your lawn:
- Keep your lawn and landscape properly maintained. Fire ants prefer untidy landscapes with too many overgrown plants.
- Remove any debris or dead wood and store it away from your house.
- Fix any leaking pipes or sprinklers.
- Inspect new plants for ants before planting them.
A Fire Ant-Free Yard Is Just a Phone Call Away
The best way to get rid of fire ants in your lawn for good is to rely on the pest control experts at Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control – Apopka. We eliminate fire ants using eco-friendly methods that are safe for your family, your pets, and the environment. Don’t let these harmful pests invade your outdoor space—call us today at (407) 880-6655 to schedule your free pest control evaluation.