Fire Ant Facts; Size, Bites, Mounds & Pest Control in Texas
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Fire Ant Attacks; Bites or Stings
A-Tex Pest Management knows the fire ants plaguing commercial and residential properties in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. Unlike many other ant species like Carpenter ants which bite and then spray acid on the wound, fire ants bite only to get a grip and then sting from their abdomen and inject a toxic venom. Fire ants are very active and increasingly aggressive when they feel their home is attacked. An attack from a fire ant typically causes instant and intense pain which quickly gives way to itching and skin irritation that lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days. For people allergic to the venom, stings can be life-threatening. A single sting can produce symptoms of anaphylaxis in just a few minutes. The worst part is, fire ants usually attack in a group and so it’s unlikely you will suffer just one sting.
Signs of Fire Ant Infestations
They are omnivorous, meaning they will basically eat anything animal proteins, to fruits and veggies, to grains. Usually, a sure sign fire ants are on the property grounds is the dirt mounds leading to their colony. If they make their way into your home it is generally because they are trying to forage for a convenient food source. With fire ants, their numbers could reach up 250,000 ants, with so many, professional management is important for extermination.
Fire Ant Inspections, Control, Treatment & Prevention in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
If your home or business in the Greater Austin, Texas area is infested with fire ants, you have a trusted source with A-Tex Pest Management to fully rid your building and the grounds of fire ants. If you suspect fire ants or know they are present, contact A-Tex Pest Management today and let us do the rest!