Usually, in areas where fire ants are present, humans recognize this insect through the appearance of the heap or the small terraces. Also, the insect bites of insect ants are a powerful factor in determining their infection but it is best not to rely on them to determine the type of insect that affects your home.
Fire ants can build their own piles in any kind of soil, but in most cases prefer open sunny areas such as pastures, gardens, agricultural fields and others. This insect has its own piles of at least 18 to 24 inches in length. In the case of favorable climatic conditions, these piles are often found in tree trunks or in surrounding areas, and colonies of fire ants are located under or inside buildings.
The insect is reddish brown and has a length of 1/8 to 1/4 inch long.
In fact, scientific statistics have shown that there are many types of fire ants in Saudi Arabia and some of them belong to the original family. Red-spotted ants are the worst types of ants at all and therefore have become major pests spread throughout much of the country.
In fact, the ability of this type of insects to reproduce quickly and aggressive behavior and painful bites helped spread incredibly. This insect was mistakenly transferred through the ports in 1930 to the United States of America, but then the insect spread in many countries of the world, including Saudi Arabia.
It is usually easy to prevent ants from forming colonies and so you can eliminate it simply, but things get worse when you have to deal with many colonies of fire ants after they spread somewhere.
There are two ways to eliminate the fire ants are working well and effectively. The first and favorite method for many people that is suitable for cases that suffer from the spread of the insect at a large rate is the use of fire ant ants. Many types of baits that can be relied upon in the control of fire ants and get rid of them, but they must be used in the early spring before the start of the fire ants in the formation of new colonies, should be used these baits again in the fall to ensure their effectiveness and eliminate them completely.
The bait can kill the queen when workers bring her food. It is also preferable to use these baits in the areas where the insect repels and thus prevents its presence and injury to your home or building.
Another method of control but less effective is the use of appropriate insecticides for this type of insect. Unlike insect ant stings, you can use insecticides in both spring and autumn, but you have to take care of the moisture of these pesticides in order to maintain their effectiveness. Preserving the moisture of these pesticides enables you to secrete a part of it so you can fight the insect for a very long time. But it must deal with the piles made by that insect individually to ensure that it does not return again.
In this case you will get better results if you can hunt each pile of insect separately where you can use one of the effective bait for the fire ants around the affected area to get rid of them. These baits are economic methods that produce very quick results. However, you should note that there are a number of strong active piles that need several treatments to completely eliminate them. Be sure to use these baits more than once to kill any remaining insect of this type.
Perhaps the fire ants believe that the baits they use are a source of food for them and that makes the time of use of the bait crucial in the treatment process. If the insect does not go out in search of food, the bait will not pick up and will last for only a few days of use. Therefore, it is important to use the appropriate amount of this bait equivalent to 1 to 1.5 pounds per acre, in addition to put the bait on individual piles or hills to get rid of them and get the best results.
Your family or pets will not be affected by the use of these substances or grafts if you read instructions and warnings on the packages and follow their steps properly.
Although bites of fire ants cause severe pain for all, there are some people who suffer from allergies. In addition it is possible to bite a dangerous and deadly even ants that threaten human life.
As you do with other insect bites that you can be exposed to as you can use common medical products in these cases. But keep the wound clean and healthy to prevent infection from spreading and exposure to serious side effects.
These symptoms include severe swelling, itching, redness of the sting area, or other symptoms such as shortness of breath, excessive sweating, and other serious side effects.