There are several species of fire ants in Southeast Texas, which are divided into "native" and "imported" species.
Of the native species, the most common is the red fire ant (Solenopsis geminata). Of the imported species, the most common is the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta,shown here), which is much more significant as a pest than the domestic fire ant. There's also another species of ant, the Texas red harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex spp., often called "pogo ants") that's often mistaken for fire ants.
These mounds get to be quite large. Fire ant nests are connected by underground tunnels, what they do most of their foraging above ground. Once in a while, however, fire ants will build nests in above ground cavities, especially mechanical and electrical boxes or even inside your walls.
Fire ants are capable of delivering very painful stings, which can be fatal in large numbers or to sensitive individuals.
Their bites can also kill pets, livestock, and wildlife. Because their mounds may not always be visible, it's possible to accidentally walk onto a fire ant nest and be attacked by hundreds or thousands of ants.
The economic impact of fire ants in the United States is in excess of $6 Billion a year.
Fire ant mounds are unsightly and can cause damage to mowing and agricultural equipment. Fire ants also build nests in electrical equipment, such as switch boxes, traffic signals, air conditioners, and utility boxes, where they can cause significant damage and disruption of services.
We provide control of all fire ant species in Southeast Texas. As with all of the work we do, our approach to each job is unique and based upon the specifics of the situation.
We provide the Texas A&M Texas two-step control program developed in 1987 to help reduce foreign populations on the shooting range at Fort Hood. Click here to learn more about the Texas A&M University Texas two-step program.
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