Fire Ants In Austin: A Handy Guide Identification, Prevention And Control

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Key Characteristics of Fire Ants: A Guide to Accurate Identification

There are lots of ants that live here in Austin. Many look similar, making it hard to tell them apart. Thankfully, fire ants are unique.

Fire ants are between 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch long, dark reddish brown, and typically have dark-colored abdomens. One distinguishing feature of these pests is not their body but how they build their nests. Where most ants build their hills with a central hole, fire ant mounds in your yard will have several holes around their base. 

If you would like help identifying these Austin pests around your property, bring in our team for a quick inspection. We will help you spot ants around your yard and determine if you have a fire ant problem. 

The Dangers Of Fire Ant Infestations: Understanding The Risks

Fire ants are the most dangerous species of ants in Austin for one reason; they bite and sting. Like wasps, these insects can release venom multiple times without dying.

If you walk near a fire ant nest, you might encourage an attack. For most people, fire ant bites and stings are moderately painful and lead to hours, if not days, of itching and tenderness around the affected area. If you have an allergy to venom, your reaction to stings could be much worse. Consult your doctor to better understand your risk and do your best to avoid these painful insects on your property.

Effective Fire Ant Prevention Strategies: Safeguarding Your Home

Before we get into professional ant pest controloptions, you should have some methods at your disposal to handle fire ants around your yard and home.

Here are some of the most effective tips and tricks our experts have to offer:

  • Fill in any holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Invest in quality door sweeps and weatherstripping to seal exterior windows and doors.
  • Make sure all of your home’s screens are in good working order.
  • Address moisture problems indoors and around your home.

To make sure these pests get and stay off your property, talk with our team and learn about our home pest control services in Austin.

Professional Ant Control: Eliminate A Fire Ant Infestation

There will always be an easier way to handle pests inside and around your home. If you are looking for a simple and cost-effective option to manage the fire ants on your property, bring in our qualified team.

Aries Pest Control will return you to freedom from pests. Whether you are looking to cull an active infestation inside your home or are simply looking for a way to enjoy your yard this summer, we are here to help.

Reach out to Aries Pest Control to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Austin.