If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have a run-in with fire ants, you’ll know that their stings are nothing that anyone should ever experience. These tiny little devils are a huge problem in the Carolinas, and they’ll eat just about anything, making them one of the most resilient bugs out there. Because they’re so adaptable, they’ll nest anywhere, too — soil, river banks, creek beds, pond edges, even watered lawns. They’ll create colonies even in tree stumps, cracks in masonry, or under a shed, but you’ll know you’ve got them if you see a giant red mound in your yard. They’re more than just an eyesore — avoid them at all costs or you’ll experience their stings firsthand.
People are never just stung by a single fire ant. When one stings, it emits a pheromone that attracts other fire ants and triggers them to attack as well, and each ant can deliver more than a dozen stings a minute. While the pain of fire ant stings is terrible in and of itself, about 1% of people are allergic to fire ant venom, which can result in serious complications, including hives, nausea, diarrhea, and even anaphylactic shock.
To put it bluntly — avoid fire ants at all costs, and if you’ve got a fire ant problem in your Greater Charleston yard, don’t try to handle them yourself. Call the pros at Mosquito Squad at 843-574-8919 and we’ll take care of them for you.
Mosquito Squad of Greater Charleston offers fire ant control as a stand-alone treatment or as an add-on to your traditional mosquito barrier treatment for a nominal fee. Pricing is based on the size of your property, but one application of our special granular fire ant treatment protects the whole area for up to 12 months.
Call us today at843-574-8919 to keep you and your family safe from the painful stings of fire ants. We guarantee 100% satisfaction with all of our products and services or your money back. We look forward to helping you take back your yard!