Many pests can infest your house, affecting your home and health, but an extermination service can help. Some insects are common and harmless, but others can be dangerous and imperative to rid from your home. Fire ants may seem like insignificant pests but they can be extremely problematic. Here are a few things you must learn about fire ants to protect your home and health.
The Dangers of Fire Ants
Fire ants are attracted to moisture, so if there is an infestation of these insects you most likely have a moisture problem. The nests of fire ants may be found near flowerbeds that contain moist pine straw or mulch. Plants in containers around your home and even bowls of pet food may also attract fire ants. Once they make their nests around your home, they will eventually move into the walls, roof, and floors of your house. Over time, fire ants can damage your home in a similar manner as termites.
Unfortunately, damage to your landscaping and home is not the only thing you need to worry about with these annoying insects. Fire ants bite and sting, causing enormous pain and possible allergic reactions. Here are a few symptoms you may experience after a fire ant bite:
- Pain that radiates
- Swelling and redness around bite
- Itching on and around bite
If you have an allergic reaction to a fire ant bite, you may become dizzy and nauseous. Also, you may have difficulty breathing. If you are experiencing an allergic reaction to a bite from a fire ant, seek emergency care immediately.
Treating a Fire Ant Infestation
If you have fire ants in or around your Frisco, TX home, contact a professional extermination service. After an initial consultation, the service will inspect your home and yard for signs of fire ants. The professionals will search for nests, entryways into the home, and any actual damage to your house.
Insecticides will be applied to not only the nests of the fire ants but also to the entrance points and areas inside your house. The insecticides are safe to use around your home, pets, and children, so you do not need to worry about health or environmental risks.
Extermination Service Frisco TX
Safe Pro Pest Control
122 Rose Lane, Suite #203
Frisco, Texas 75036