The familiar dirt mound of a fire ant hill is unmistakable — and we all hope to see it before having the unfortunate experience of stepping on one.
Is your yard overrun with fire ants? Call the residential pest control leaders Griffin Exterminating and Kill-A-Bug. Together, we offer a multitude of fire ant treatment options designed to free your outdoor areas of these irritating pests.
Problems Fire Ants Cause NC Residents
North Carolina is notorious for our fire ant population and, without a pest control plan, your yard could be at risk. Don’t let your lawn become a safe haven for fire ants — doing so leaves you open to:
- Stings – Fire ant populations can be trouble for families with small kids and pets that love to spend time playing in the yard. Stings from fire ants, while not deadly, can cause tremendous pain and discomfort because they often attack in swarms to protect their nest.
- Landscape Destruction – Flowers, shrubs and other forms of plant life are no match for an aggressive fire ant colony — not because they commonly attack the plants themselves, but because their dirt mounds can damage the surrounding area around the plant. Fire ants also consume seeds and other helpful, natural plant-growing materials.
- Damage to Electrical – An underappreciated threat posed by fire ants is their love of electrical boxes and outdoor air conditioning units. They can infest an HVAC unit, causing their terminals to short, resulting in expensive repair bills.
Are you experiencing issues with fire ants in Goldsboro, New Bern, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Greenville, Jacksonville, Wilmington and other local Eastern NC areas? Contact Griffin Exterminating and Kill-A-Bug at (877) 702-5394.