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  • Jun 8, 2021
We Didn’t Light the Fire: How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

Fire ants can make you feel like your entire body is on fire. Fire ants bite when they feel threatened, even if you don’t know a nest is there. Depending on where they bite you, it can be extremely painful to the point where you think you need medical attention. In some cases, you may need to see a doctor if you are allergic to their venom. Once you are bitten by a fire ant, it pops up as a pustule on your skin. It looks like a pimple, but you should not do this unless it is absolutely necessary.

When determining how to treat fire ants bites, the best thing you can do is apply ice or use an anti-itch medication to help soothe the skin. You also want to isolate the area that needs to be treated. In most cases, you’ll be dealing with a bite from a fire ant for a few days. Anything after that is more serious and should be treated by a physician.

 

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

In order to get rid of fire ants, you must know they are. Fire ant mounds can be found outside near trees, potted plants and other shrubs. Red imported fire ants are part of a U.S. species. One of the most unique things about fire ants is they do not bite, but they sting. Take a look at some fire ants bites pictures and you will see the welts and pustules on the skin that are an indicator. Mounds are built in any type of soil, so it’s important to watch where they may be residing.

 

Fire Ants

Fire ants are omnivorous and feed on vegetable or animal sources of food. They are very aggressive, so knowing how to kill fire ants will work to your advantage. If you find a fire ant mound, chances are there are thousands of ants living in there. Your best choice is to dispose of it immediately. There are a few things you can do to get rid of fire ants:

  • Use a powder available at hardware stores or Walmart that will dehydrate the ants over time.
  • Boil water with cayenne peppers. Let it sit over 24 hours and then pour it into the ant hill.
  • Use half lemon juice and half water to spray ants and their entry points.
  • Use dish soap and water to spray the mound and directly onto the ants.
  • Hire a professional.

Contact Clint Miller Exterminating

Knowing what you’re dealing with when it comes to fire ants is the first line of protection against being stung. The team at Clint Miller Exterminating knows what to use to get rid of fire ants and protect your property. There are certain methods and chemicals used depending on the species. The worst thing you can do is drive fire ants into your home when trying to dispose of the mound. Don’t make that mistake – call a professional team that can get things done the right way.

 

For more information on getting rid of fire ants, contact Clint Miller Exterminating for a consultation on fire ant prevention today.

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