Fire ants are no fun! They are bothersome to your family and pets and can sting when their mounds are imposed upon. Usually fire ant stings will cause only a raised welt, but the stings can be more serious to a small percentage of people.
Fire ants are small, yellowish-red to black in color, aggressive, vicious and known for their painful burning sting. They prefer to live outdoors and are often found around sidewalks, next to homes and under trees and shrubs. Disturb a fire ant mound and they will swarm out by the hundreds to sting any person or animal perceived as a threat.
Fire ants are social creatures with defined responsibilities in their colonies. It is best to prevent your yard from becoming home to fire ants or to get rid of them once they become apparent. Call the number at the top of the page to contact a branch office near you.
Contact the branch office nearest you to find out how you can help control fire ants in your yard.
The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.