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Fire Ant Control In Goldsboro, NC

Tiny Fire Ants Can Cause Big Problems

fire ant hill outside home

You might not worry about fire ant solutions in Goldsboro until you have a yard full of these stinging and temperamental little insects. These ants make huge mounds in the dirt, so they are easy to spot, but they're unfortunately much harder to get rid of than they are to identify.

Red imported fire ants do well in the Carolinas and all of the Southeast because our climate is sufficiently similar to where they originated. This species of fire ant is from South America and adapted to the rainforest. Therefore, they do very well in warm, moist climates. They cannot survive in the desert, which has its own species of fire ants, and they will die in overly harsh winters. This means they are best suited to our local area.

The main problem with fire ants is that they can sting just like wasps. And, just like many species of social wasp, they will swarm by the thousands and sting as many times as necessary whenever they feel there is a threat to their nest.

Trust Arrest A Pest Exterminators With Your Fire Ant Needs

When you have lots of fire ant hills in your yard, it's easy to have unintentional encounters that result in stings. Many times, fire ant mounds are highly visible. However, sometimes they are smaller or covered by tall grass, and therefore difficult to spot.

This is part of what makes fire ant control so hard, especially once you have an infestation. Before that happens, you can take measures to prevent it: 

  • Cover all garbage on your property at all times.

  • Store pantry foods and pet foods in airtight containers.

  • Never leave dirty dishes or food sitting out.

  • Fix moisture problems, such as leaky pipes or drainage. 

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get rid of fire ants once you wind up with them. You can buy fire ant products such as granules at the store, but these products typically do not do a whole lot to eliminate your problem. Many times, they temporarily reduce the fire ant population in your yard and cause the remaining ants to spread out. Over time, this can actually lead to more fire ants. 

That's why it's better to trust fire ant experts with professional-grade products for your fire ant needs. Here at Arrest A Pest Exterminators, we have all the latest and greatest technologies for fire ant control in Goldsboro, NC. Our fire ant professionals are trained to deal with these stinging and aggressive pests so that you don't have to.

Our Fire Ant Control Process

The first thing we'll do when we come to your house to treat for fire ants is to inspect your yard to determine the severity of the problem and see where ants are setting up shop.

Once we conduct our inspection, we will begin treatment. Our home pest control and commercial pest control treatments include a whole-yard, professional-grade granular treatment and spot treatments for less severe problems. That way we can tailor our treatment to fit your budget and needs.

Reasons To Choose Us

Over A Decade In Business

Since 2009, we've been dealing with all sorts of pests endemic to the Goldsboro area.

Thorough Inspections And Treatments

We like to go above and beyond the average to keep our customers satisfied.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We offer a yearlong guarantee on all our fire ant treatments to ensure they stay gone for good.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fire ants need lots of moisture and prefer loose soil because it's easy to tunnel through. This means they like aerated soil and well-watered grass. Ironically, the better you take care of your lawn, the more attractants you offer fire ants in Goldsboro. That doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of your lawn, however, as fire ants are opportunists and will nest wherever is convenient.

Fire ant stings are not considered particularly dangerous. They hurt less than bee or wasp stings, though they itch a lot as they heal. The one exception to this rule is for people with allergies to insect venom. If you are allergic to bee or wasp stings, you will likely be allergic to fire ants as well. In this case, fire ant stings can be very dangerous.

Unfortunately, getting rid of fire ants is not easy to do on your own. Products you can buy at the store typically don't get the job done. This is why the best thing you can do if you wind up with a fire ant infestation is to call the experts here at Arrest A Pest Exterminators.

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