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How to Kill Fire Ants The Right Way

Tuesday, 13. September 2011 11:23

Fire ants are one of the most frustrating ant species that can invade a home, recreational area, or etc. This is mainly so because of their natural predatory tendencies. Fire ants are known for their painful bites that can lead to potential health risks. Fire ants actually remain active all year long; however, with peak activity seasons, many people won’t even know that they are there until their colonies are well established and their mounds are readily visible in the spring. Being negligent with fire ant control can mean that you will struggle to control their populations the during their peak activity seasons. Make sure you gain the upper hand in preparation for a stress-free and fire-ant free spring season.

Fire Ant Treatment

There are two basic tactics in fire ant control that will effectively help you get rid of the fire ants from your yard Keep Reading

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Fire Ant Control: The Fall Season is the Best Season

Friday, 9. September 2011 11:51

As the weather gets cooler, its fortunate that some of the crawling insects are beginning to die down. However, there are some insect pests that will be the most active during this cooling season when the nights get a little bit chillier and the days get shorter. Moreover, controlling some of these insect pests during the fall season can really mean a lot when it comes to the following spring season. Amongst a few of these insect pests, one of the most painful or annoying insect pests that can be controlled during the fall season are fire ants.

Habits of Fire Ants: A Seasonal Thing

There are said to be two main seasons of activity for fire ants. If one studied their behavior, they will easily see why they behave in such a manner. The peak activity seasons for fire ants are spring and fall. Of course, fire ants have huge social colonies. In order to survive, fire ants have adapted to and avoided the extremes of summer heat and winter cold by digging deep into the ground and almost “hibernating” during these seasons. Ideally, they begin foraging for food and actively mate in the spring, “hide” and continue breeding during the summer in the cool dirt, return during the fall to finish foraging for food, and then finally go into “hibernation” during the winter season. Keep Reading

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How Much Do You Know About Fire Ants?

Wednesday, 29. December 2010 16:34

There are several common misconceptions and myths about fire ants that confuse many people around the country. Here are several misconceptions and common misunderstandings about fire ants that you may not have known:

  • The biggest misconception about fire ants is their size. Many people believe they are large in size.  Actually, this is false. Fire ants that have been imported to our country are about the size of the small black sugar ants that invade our homes. They are red in color and have a back portion that is solid black in color. The easiest way of identifying fire ants is to look at their mound.

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How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 16:14

Fire Ants, How to get rid ofFire Ants are the most dangerous and common ants in the United States. They are dangerous because they have a poisonous bite. Treating fire ants are similar to treating any of the different ants except that the process takes a little big longer than the others. Fire ants are attracted to electrical junction boxes of traffic signals, air conditioners, etc. when fire ants mass around the electrical contact points, they can cause the equipment to malfunction. Fire ants usually prefer food with high protein content but will feed on almost anything, plant or animal.
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Fire Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 16:05

Fire Ant

Many people believe that Fire Ants are only one type of ant. That is a common misconception. There are over 280 known species all over the world! Some other names include the Tropical Fire Ant, Aka-kami-ari in Japan, and Feuermaeise in German.

To start off, in order to identify a fire ant, you should know what they look like. There are three main parts to a fire ant: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. With those include three pairs of legs and of course, the antennae. So how could a person distinguish a fire ant from another ant? Well, fire ants have copper-brown colored bodies, and their heads are the same color, as well, while their abdomens are a darker color. Worker ants can have a color range anywhere from black to red and usually are .12 to .24 inches long.

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