If you've ever wandered too close to a fire ant nest in your
yard, chances are you have experienced one or more of their very
painful stings in a matter of seconds. Just one sting is painful
and usually results in a welt, but these ants are highly organized
and work together, so in most cases, the encounters aren't limited
to just one sting.
With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures,
unfortunately comes the arrival of red imported fire ants.
Discovering a colony of fire ants is a serious situation that
requires immediate expert attention since they are extremely
territorial and will attack anyone that comes near their nest. As
temperatures in our area heat up this week, we have already begun
to receive more customer calls about fire ant activity on their
Fire ants build their telltale nest mounds outdoors in soil and
landscape areas near a structural foundation and they frequently
infest garages. Fire ants and their telltale mound nests should be
actively avoided and homeowners should seal all internal and
external cracks and crevices to prevent entry into the
Be vigilant and look for the telltale signs and get the help of
experts with specialized training so you can rid your yard of these
pests and safeguard your family and enjoy your property to the
fullest all spring and summer.