Common FAQs on Fire Ants
Q. What Are Fire Ants?
- Fire ants are reddish-brown to black insects, with adults only growing to between 1/8 and 3/8 of an inch long. They have strong mandibles they use to hold onto their victim, and a stinger located on their back ends to deliver venom. They create distinctive nesting mounds that are 2-4 feet in size, and are irregular in shape.
Q. Where Might I Find Fire Ants In Rutherford County Tennessee?
A: Fire ants like warm weather climates. So you may see them outdoors in Rutherford County during the spring and summer months. They are commonly found nesting in open areas. Such as grassy lawns, parks or play areas and even sandy beaches near bodies of water. They can also be found indoors if an opening is available for them to enter through. Such as door thresholds or window screens that haven’t been adequately sealed off from the outside environment.
Q. Is It Safe To Handle A Fire Ant Nest?
A: No, it is not safe to handle a fire ant nest due to the risk of getting bitten by the ants. Inside and receiving serious injury from their venomous stings. If you find a nest on your property and want to try removing it yourself. Make sure you wear protective clothing including gloves and long pants before attempting this task.
Q. What Should I Do If I’m Bitten By A Fire Ant?
A: If you are bitten by a fire ant, don’t panic. Most bites cause localized pain but don’t require medical attention. Unless symptoms worsen or spread throughout your body or into other parts of your body. Such as your arms or legs. Immediately wash the bite area with soap and warm water for at least five minutes. Followed by applying ice packs for about 10 minutes every hour for swelling relief if needed. If symptoms persist or worsen seek medical attention immediately. As this may be indicative of a more serious allergic reaction needing immediate treatment with medications. Such as antihistamines or epinephrine shots to reduce inflammation and reverse any health consequences from the sting itself.
Prevent Problems with Fire ants by Using Pyramid Pest Control
Easiest way to prevent problems with them in Rutherford County is by partnering with Pyramid Pest Control. We will work with you and find the best program to solve this problem, in no time. Contact us at 615-663-3908 or Get a free quote.