Fire Ants can be identified by their reddish color and small size (1/8 to 1/4 inch long). Most people identify them from their fiery sting that will result in a small bump or pustule on the skin. They will rapidly swarm the mound if it is disturbed in an effort to protect their queen.
Fire Ants infest many different areas. They can be found anywhere where there's a Fire Ants abundance of food which includes other insects, oil from seeds, meats, grease, or similar food sources. They liquify the food and return it to the colony to feed their young and the queen. They go in search of food when temperatures reach 70 or more and can journey up to 100 feet from their nest.
Controlling Fire Ants is often a larger task than most homeowners can handle. This is especially true with extensive infestations. Worker ants build a complex of underground tunnels. If the mound is disturbed, they move the queen to another location and set up a new nest.
The Texas Lawn Ranger is trained in insect diagnosis an treatment. If you feel you may have a problem with insects, or diseases, please feel free to give us a call at 817-709-1695 today and we will be happy to discuss your insect problems with you.
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