Insects

Could You Have Fire Ants in Your NJ Yard – It Is Possible – What to Know


Fire ants have been expanding their territory in the US, so it’s possible to find them in your own NJ yard. These invasive ants are feared for their tendency to swarm in large numbers when they attack people who get too close to their nest. Red Bank NJ pest control experts will need to safely eliminate these pests if you have them on your property.

How to Identify Fire Ants

How do you know if fire ants have invaded your yard? These ants have a distinctive red color and are small in size. Adults grow to just 4 millimeters. Fire ants have an abdomen that is darker than other areas of their body. If you’re unsure about whether or not these are the ants you have in your yard, it’s best to let professional pest control technicians inspect the area.

Fire Ant Nests

Fire ants build nests out of loose soil, and these nests do not have any openings in the center. That’s because these ants enter their nests from underground. Their mounds are usually small and tend to appear in sunny areas, especially during spring or fall.

Fire Ant Risks

Fire ants can be highly aggressive when defending their nests. They often react quickly when they sense a threat nearby and inflict painful stings with their venom.

If you think you might have fire ants in your yard, contact Allison Pest Control right away. Our Red Bank NJ pest control professionals can get rid of these dangerous pests safely.

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