Don’t let fire ants ruin your outdoor adventures

If there’s two bugs Texans know a lot about it is mosquitoes and fire ants. Both insects cause a lot of discomfort. Especially when you’re working or playing outside.

When it comes to managing these pest problems, Bob Klepac Exterminating has multiple options to keep your family safe.

Today, our focus is on fire ants. First, fire ants are an invasive species to Texas. First introduced into the US in the 30’s, they have since spread throughout much of the south. According to Texas A&M website, they infest roughly 260million acres.

In our service area of southeast Texas, ants had been relatively under control. We would get several calls but nothing like the last year.

Ever since Hurricane Harvey, we have seen a drastic increase in the amount of fire ant calls. We see more mounds in areas where fire ants were under control and now displaced ants have relocated to these areas. Fire ants are quick to populate large acreage. In severe infestations, There can be hundreds of mounds per acre.

So it seems like it can be a daunting task to gain control over these troublesome ants. With the help of Bob Klepac Exterminating, we make the task relatively painless.

Our focus is on creating buffer zones, what this does is limit the fire ants access to your property. We also use a fire ant bait to control the mounds that are present. What this does is give us a residual control to prevent new mounds and control over the mounds that are present.

Many of our customers see a drastic reduction in ant mounds pretty quick.

Fire ants by a tree

When is the best time to treat your property for fire ants?

Fall is actually the best time to treat your lawn. Getting product out in September and October will drastically lower the amount of ants you have present in the spring.

Fire ants by a curb

For a free lawn evaluation, call 9792455700

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