San Antonio Fire Ant Control
Keeping Your Home Safe Since 2013
At Hawx Pest Control, your safety is our utmost priority, which is why our team always goes above and beyond to deliver the most reliable pest control services around. If you come across fire ants on your property, give our San Antonio pest control team a call straight away. We have extensive experience with handling fire ants and can quickly locate the colony and implement a fast-acting, effective treatment plan so you can take back control of your home as soon as possible. Equipped with high-quality products, our service professionals guarantee exceptional results with every service.
No infestation is too severe for Hawx Pest Control to handle. We cater to residential and commercial properties alike, so you can rest assured your property is in the hands of the most qualified ant control professionals around.
What Do Fire Ants Look Like?
While most fire ants are red, some are black, which can make properly identifying this pest a little more difficult. Red or black, all fire ants have defining characteristics, including bent antennae, visible stingers, and two bumps between their thorax and abdomen.
If you spot ants on your property and aren’t sure whether or not they are fire ants, we recommend keeping your distance and scheduling a professional inspection. Our San Antonio ant control specialists are skilled in identifying and treating these pests.
Signs of a Fire Ant Infestation
Recognizing a fire ant infestation is easiest when you know how to identify their mounds. Much like other ant colonies, fire ants build nests underground. However, their nests tend to be larger and more complex, with multiple entry and exit points. That means that while most other ant nests typically have one mound through which the ants enter and exit, fire ants have multiple mounds. In fact, in a single acre, there could be as many as 40 mounds constructed by fire ants.
Additional Signs of Fire Ant Mounds Include:
- They typically appear a few days after a heavy rain
- The ants swarm in large numbers when the nest is disturbed
- There is no opening in the center of the mound
Are Fire Ants Dangerous?
Fire ants are small, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous. If someone happens to get too close to their nest, these insects take that as a threat. Once they feel threatened, fire ants latch onto their victims and release a venom into them through a stinger. For most people, the venom released by fire ants creates an intense burning sensation and can result in red bumps and white pustules. These bumps and pustules can result in scarring of the skin.
Seek Medical Attention Right Away if You Experience Any of the Following Symptoms After Being Stung by Fire Ants:
- Excessive itching
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
Additionally, with each colony containing up to half a million members, fire ants attack in large numbers. To protect yourself from receiving multiple stings, it is always a good idea to watch where you are walking and avoid fire ant mounds when you come across them.
Call Our Team for Reliable Ant Control in San Antonio Today!
For dependable service and exceptional results, turn to Hawx Pest Control. Our team understands the importance of a pest-free home, which is why we never cut corners or settle for work that is “good enough.” After a careful inspection, our San Antonio pest control pros design a treatment plan that perfectly suits the needs of your property. We target all nesting areas to eliminate existing fire ants and discourage future fire ant activity, so you can have one less worry on your plate.
With Hawx Pest Control, You Can Expect:
- Free service estimates
- Customized treatment plans
- Free re-services, if necessary
- Residential and commercial plans
- Top-quality equipment and products