Many things are "everyday common" here in Lewisville, Texas. For instance, you cannot drive more than 30 minutes without seeing at least a few barbecue restaurants. Cowboy hats are also a common sight and a must-have for many Texans. Another thing that is common here in our state is fire ants. Sometimes it seems there is no way to keep these pests off of our lawns and prevent them from biting our feet. However, there is one thing we will talk about in just a bit that you can use to keep these biters off of your Lewisville property.
When Should You Treat Fire Ants?
How much time do you spend outdoors? Are picnics and lawn parties a common occurrence around your home? If you spend most of your time indoors and your lawn is more for looks than anything else, you may not need fire ant treatments. However, if your yard is an extension of your living area, it would be wise to consider the benefits of professional fire ant services.
What Kills Fire Ants Naturally?
There are many natural remedies that fire ants dislike. Mixing vinegar, baking soda, and water can be used as a deterrent to push fire ants away from a location. This remedy will not, however, kill fire ants. If poured on a fire ant hill it will do nothing more than bother them some and possibly force them to relocate, usually to another location in your yard. Overall, this is not the best way to deal with fire ants.
You may find other “natural” remedies online that claim to work for fire ants such as orange peels, club soda, boiling water, and even gasoline. These methods share one common flaw. First, DO NOT pour gasoline on your yard. Second, these methods often don't kill the queen fire ant, and without destroying the queen, a new colony will rise up just as quickly as the first one did.
How Do You Keep Fire Ants Out Of Your Yard?
If you are looking for a way to keep fire ants off of your Lewisville property, your best option lies here with DANCAN The Pest Control Expert. Our highly trained staff of pest technicians have the tools and experience necessary to treat your property for fire ants. These fast-acting treatments will not only eliminate existing colonies but will deter fire ants from settling back down in the future, assuring you that all of your outdoor gatherings will stay fire-ant-free. If that sounds like something you are interested in, give us a call today! One of our friendly service representatives will be happy to help to find a solution for you.