Fire ants seem to exist only to ruin a good time. Whether they are in your lawn or have made their way into your home, it’s vital that you do something about it before they attack you and your family.
These ants sting because they are sensitive to vibration. When fire ants get on your leg or arm and you move, at least one of these insects will start to bite and sting. Once one ant does it, the rest of the ants are triggered to have the same response. These stings are not lethal, but it’s important to note that about 1% of the human population is hypersensitive to ant venom and can experience lethal reactions.
When you are stung, there is not much you can do except clean the area and stay alert for any effects, such as shortness of breath, sweating, or any other typical allergic reaction. If anything seems wrong or you don’t feel right, it’s important that you seek medical attention immediately. Medical experts will be able to treat the problem and stop any possible allergic reactions.
The team at Southern Green can assist you with fire ants, providing fire ant control in Orlando, FL, as well as Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa. Contact us today to learn more about how we get rid of fire ants on your property.