If you have a fire ant infestation on your lawn in Texas, it’s important to be cautious when using it. Fire ants can be a danger to people and pets, as their bites can be both painful and itchy. In addition to being dangerous, fire ants are also difficult to get rid of, so you should hire a professional pest control company to deal with them for you. If fire ants infested your lawn this year, they’ll likely be back next year, too. So, you should remember to enroll in a fire ant control program to prevent them from taking over your lawn again.

1. If fire ants have infested your lawn, be very careful when you or your pets are using it.

Ant mound in a lawn in Plano, TX.

If your lawn is infested with fire ants, you need to be extremely careful when using it or letting your pets use it. Fire ants are known for their painful bites, which are itchy and can even cause blistering. Fire ants build their nests in above-ground mounds, which can be hidden in the grass, making it easy to step on them accidentally. If you step on a mound, fire ants can swarm out and attack. Therefore, it is crucial to watch where you're stepping to avoid disturbing any fire ant mounds. You'll also want to keep a close eye on your pets while they're using the lawn to make sure they don't get near or accidentally walk over one of them.

2. Hire pest control professionals to get rid of the fire ant infestation on your lawn.

Pest control being applied to a lawn in Plano, TX.

Dealing with a fire ant infestation can be a challenging and frustrating experience. Not only can fire ants be dangerous, but they are also notoriously difficult to get rid of, making it essential to hire professionals to deal with them. Professional pest control technicians have the expertise and knowledge needed to eradicate these pests safely and effectively.

Another reason why you should hire professionals to deal with a fire ant infestation is that they will use treatments that are proven to work. These treatments are more effective and efficient in eradicating fire ants than DIY methods, which often only provide temporary relief.

3. Enroll in a fire ant control program next year to prevent them from taking over your lawn.

Professional applying a treatment for fire ant mounds in Plano, TX.

If you've had to deal with a fire ant infestation this year, they’ll likely be back next year, too. In order to prevent your lawn from falling victim to these pests again, you should enroll in a professional fire ant control program. When you enroll in this type of program, professionals will visit your property to apply a highly effective treatment to your lawn. This treatment usually lasts for up to a year, so you can rest easy knowing that your lawn is free of these insects, plus be able to enjoy your outdoor area without having to worry about stepping on a fire ant mound.

If you notice fire ants on your lawn after pros have applied their fire ant control treatment, they'll usually return to reapply for free.

Call us today to schedule our fire ant control service.

Here at CitiTurf, we can help you keep your property free of fire ants with our fire ant control service! We offer preventative treatments to keep these insects from becoming a problem in the first place, as well as curatives to eliminate a current infestation. What’s more, we back our treatments with a 1-year warranty, allowing you to feel confident in choosing us. We offer our fire ant control service to residential property owners in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and throughout the surrounding areas in Texas. Give us a call today at 972-516-0001 to schedule this service!