Fire Ant Removal & Treatment Service
We remove and treat Fire Ant problems in Riverside and throughout the greater Inland Empire. Our truck mounted spreader successfully treats and protects sensitive areas such as yards, athletic fields, playgrounds, schools, and parks from Fire Ants.
What You Need to Know About Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants live almost everywhere – gardens, playgrounds, in the woods and even in homes. They aggressively attack anyone who disturbs their colonies, swarming them and injecting venom through tiny stingers.
Scientists first called fire ants invincible because of their tough tendencies. At Structural Termite, we know how to eradicate fire ants safely. But it’s important for you to know how to spot and avoid fire ants.
Fire ants are believed to have been brought to the U.S. in the 1930s. They’re about 1/16 to 1/4 of an inch long. Fire ants can nest in almost any type of soil, but they prefer sunny areas in the open.
The easiest way to tell fire ants apart from other ants is the mounds they live in. Most anthills have one central hole the ants use to travel in and out of the colony. Fire ant mounds look more like clumps of reddish-brown dirt without an entry/exit hole. That’s because fire ants use tunnel systems to leave and enter their colonies.
Fire ants breed quickly, and it takes just a single queen to start a new colony. That makes it easy for infestations to spread into homes and businesses. Fire ants can sometimes even infest electrical equipment, causing short circuits and shutting down machinery.
If you suspect a fire ant infestation, the most important thing to do is call a professional. Structural Termite will use bait that contains poison to eradicate the colony. Ants carry it back to their colonies to destroy the queen, and the poison stops the ants from breeding.
Anyone bit by a fire ant should seek immediate medical attention if they have any signs of an allergic reaction, like shortness of breath or nausea. Otherwise, it’s best to ice the area that was stung and wash it with soap to prevent infection.