What to Do if You Get Stung By a Fire Ant?

Fire ant interactions are a fact of life in South Florida, so you must know what to do if you get stung by one. Even better, you can take measures to minimize the fire ant presence on your property. Fire Ant Control, LLC, offers effective and effortless treatment against fire ant colonies.

The Best Solution for Fire Ant Infestation

What to Do if You Get Stung By a Fire Ant?Fire Ant Control, LLC, specializes in the control of red imported fire ants. We serve all types of properties including residential, agricultural, municipal and commercial. We work with a group of companies who altogether provide service for the whole quarantined region of the Southeast United States.

First Aid for Fire Ant Bites and Stings

  1. Apply a cold compress for swelling and pain.
  2. Wash the area with soap and water.
  3. Take an allergy pill and apply hydrocortisone cream to lessen the itchiness, pain, and swelling.
  4. Seek medical attention if signs of allergy occur.

The sting will usually result in a pimple-like blister that fills with pus. It will appear after a few hours and last for about a week. Resist the temptation to squeeze this blister; doing so can lead to infection and scarring.

Signs to watch for in case of allergic reaction:

  • Sudden flushing
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the eyes or throat
  • Chest pains
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Marked sweating
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fainting

Seek medical attention ASAP if you experience any of these symptoms.

Prevent fire ant bites by being cautious when operating in untreated spaces. Watch out for fire ant mounds as you garden, mow the grass, or walk to the mailbox. Pets and children are particularly vulnerable since they may not know what to avoid.

Mitigate the Potential for Fire Ant Stings

Fire ant populations, or colonies, live in service for the group. The mission is to strengthen the population, expand the network of underground tunnels, protect the population, and care for the queen and her eggs. The only way to effectively target the colony is to stop the source: reproduction.

Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides a treatment that relies on a potent granular bait to make the queen infertile when the ants carry it down to her for nourishment. Our bait is appealing, effective, and approved for use on private and public properties, around people and pets.

Our service is more effective than other baits, chemical sprays, and other insecticides. It’s also more ecologically responsible and effective. Rather than simply killing surface ants, we halt reproduction in its tracks.

One life cycle is all that it takes to decrease the fire ant population by a minimum of 85%. The treatment needs to be repeated every four months because fire ants are mobile creatures and move to establish new colonies as the winged male and female fire ants mature.

With repeat treatment three times per year, Fire Ant Control, LLC, offers a money back guarantee that your property will remain 85-95% fire ant free.

In Southwest Florida, you need to keep a high SPF sunblock on hand, know what to do if you get stung by a fire ant, and book with Fire Ant Control, LLC, to protect your family and your property from the injury and damage that fire ant infestations cause. Click here or call (239) 312-8200 to secure your spot on our schedule.