Fire Ants Can Survive Floods and Cold Winter Temperatures
Our professional pest control experts will provide the right pest control to eradicate them from your Mint Hill property!
Unlike many other species of ants, fire ants bite to get a grip on their prey and then sting, injecting a toxic venom. For humans, their strike usually only causes a painful burning sensation, but the after-effects can be deadly to particularly sensitive people. Fire ants often attack small animals and can kill them.
These biting insects prefer to nest in soil near sunny, moist areas, including watered lawns, golf courses and ponds. You may recognize their telltale mounds, which are a result of tunneling beneath the earth. If one queen survives, within a month the colony can build up to thousands of fiery fire ants. Their spread is normally one mile or less but flights of up to 12 miles have been recorded.
Don’t underestimate the resiliency of fire ants. They can survive floods and icy cold temperatures. To rid them from your Mint Hill yard, call us today. We have pest control techniques and pest control treatment plans that really work.