Fall is a busy time. Not only do we have the holidays right around the corner, but pests of all kinds are trying to get into your house before the winter! While you’re preparing your home against rodents and bugs, don’t neglect fire ants! Many people associate these pesky critters with summer because that’s when we spend the most time outside, but colonies actually reach their peak in the fall months. Treat fire ants now and you’ll find your yard much more pleasant come spring.
The most common fire ants are called Red Imported Fire Ants, and as the name would imply, they aren’t native to the United States–they came from South America sometime in the 1930s. Since then these horrible pests have spread throughout the entirety of the Southeastern US, plus all the way to West Virginia on the east coast and Washington State on the west coast.
While Progressive Pest Control can treat your fire ant problem anytime, fall is the most effective time. Fire ants are actively foraging for food right now, and their mounds are relatively shallow, all of which makes them more susceptible to treatment. The closer the queen and the brood are to the surface, the more quickly they’ll die off!
When you contact Progressive Pest Control for your pest concerns, you know you’re getting professional, effective services. Check out our testimonials and give us a call so we can get started making your yard a safe, pleasant place for you and your family!