Finding fire ants in a house is not just a nuisance and annoying, but these aggressive insects are also known for their painful sting which is often associated with burning and itching sensations to human skins.
Regardless of whether you've ever been attacked by fire ants or not, we would highly recommend you to not opt do-it-yourself solutions to get rid of fire ants at home. It is because getting rid of fire ants is a difficult and challenging task you can do by yourself, especially if you just rely on using some popular natural remedies for ants you find online.
Rentokil Indonesia specialists can help you with fire ants you might have around your home or business. Contact us online or alternatively you can fill out the quick form below to find out how we can help you get rid of fire ants and prevent them from coming back.
There are a few things you can consider to ensure that the ant problem you have at home is coming from fire ant. This can be done by looking at some few factors including:
Fire ants are easily recognizable by their appearance due to their features that differ from other ants species, mainly because:
Although people usually associate fire ants with red colour, in fact, fire ants can also be brown or black in colouration. The size of a worker fire ant can range from 2 mm - 6 mm, with a visible stinger.
Fire ant stings can produce intense pain and itching. For some people with allergies to fire ants venom, a single ant sting can lead to anaphylaxis in just minutes.
Fire ants prefer to live in outside areas to stay away from people and other disturbances inside the home.
Although rare, fire ants can also enter into your home in their search of food, water, and shelter, especially during the extreme outdoor heat, drought season, and/or flooding rains. They will enter your home through the tiniest gaps, cracks, and crevices.
One of the most obvious signs of a fire ant infestation is the presence of their large mound located in a large area like a yard or lawn that appears like a hill made of loose sands or dirt. Fire ant mounds can be as high as 18 cm, depending on the age and size of the colony, type of soil and location. Unlike some other common ants, fire ant mounds don't have any openings in the shape of holes in the centre top.
Do not try to get rid of ants in the house yourself - especially by threatening their mounds because this will only trigger hundreds of aggressive fire ants to swarm out from the mound and attack you.
No one wants to find a fire ant mound in their yard, besides being unsightly, fire ant mound could also pose a safety risk to your family members and pet. We strongly recommend you to call on the help of a professional to get rid of the fire ants infestation safely in your home.
Fire ants are known to be more aggressive and dangerous in comparison with other ant species you commonly see crawling inside and around the house, such as sugar ants or black house ants.
Before you have to deal with them at home, learn more about a few things that turn out to be some attractants to fire ants come to your house.
Here are some key things that make fire ants attracted to your house:
Referring to several factors what attracts fire ants above, here are some preventative measures you can do to keep fire ants away from your house:
Rentokil Indonesia is the best fire ant pest control company in the country and is your best bet to eliminate an infestation with an effective long-term treatment.
The distinctive climate of a tropical country with warm conditions throughout the year triggers the thrive of the fire ant colonies in all cities in Indonesia.
Luckily, there are more than 20 branches of Rentokil Pest Control in Indonesia that are ready to help you solve the ant problem at the property. Our licensed specialists have the knowledge and expertise to get rid of fire ants and prevent them from returning.
If you're experiencing a problem with fire ants on your property, give contact us online to schedule a free survey today.