Fire ants in Tulsa are mostly a nuisance, but they have the potential to be serious pests. When these ants sting an individual who has an allergy to their venom, it can cause anaphylaxis. This is a serious allergic reaction that can occur suddenly, worsen quickly, and become deadly. It also has the potential to create a biphasic reaction, which can occur as much as 12 hours from the initial reaction. Fire ants also present a unique threat to babies, elderly people, and the infirm. If someone is not able to get away from their stings or is unable to articulate the crisis, several fire ants could sting multiple times, increasing the danger. So, what do you do when there are potentially dangerous ants coming into your Tulsa yard? And, more importantly, how do you keep them away? Here's what you need to know.
Understanding The Problem
The first step in making the right choice with fire ant control is to understand what you're up against. Fire ants are resilient insects that are extremely difficult to control. You can throw a lot of stuff at fire ant mounds and still have a fire ant infestation. Not only are many mound treatments ineffective, some can present more of a threat than the ants themselves. Some people have poured gasoline into holes and set them on fire. We strongly discourage this course of action.
When dealing with fire ant infestations, some property owners have turned to natural solutions like pouring scalding hot water into the ant holes. This particular treatment option has an extremely low percentage of success, and you can burn yourself badly when carrying scalding hot water.
There are some treatment methods that can be successful, but they end up falling short because they are not correctly implemented. Fire ant colonies have multiple queens. If the queens sense a threat, budding of the colony can occur. This turns one colony into two or more. When you consider the fact that a fire ant colony can have over 200,000 workers in it, you can begin to see why DIY fire ant control is a bad idea.
If you have an ant infestation in your Tulsa yard, the secret to getting rid of them and keeping them out of your yard is to hire an educated and experienced pest control professional. A professional is trained in field-tested, industry-leading strategies for fire ant colony elimination, and they are equipped with the right products to get the job done. A professional is also aware of the many pitfalls involved in treating these resourceful and elusive pests. There is simply no better way to get control of fire ant colonies in your yard. If there were, we'd tell you.
Fire Ant Control In Tulsa
If you live in Tulsa, we hope you'll consider Mid America Pest Control. Our service team is made up of highly-trained pest control professionals who use eco-friendly products and methods to get the best results with the least amount of chemicals. We have a strong track record of quality service and effective pest control. Take a look at our reviews on HomeAdvisor and other trusted review sites. You'll quickly see why our team is the right choice for addressing your fire ant problem. Reach out to us today to set up a free pest control inspection for your Tulsa property. We'll take a look at your fire ant problem and give you actionable information to make the right choice for effective control. We're standing by to assist you with this important protection.