Fire ants are a nightmare for all, even the most dedicated ant-lover. These ants are more aggressive than average and will viciously attack any humans or animals that they deem to be a threat.
The first step in dealing with a fire ant infestation is to prevent anyone from getting near the fire ant infestation. If it is possible to locate mounds on your property, cordon off these areas, getting attacked by fire ants near their nest can be fatal. The next step would then be to treat the infestation with a natural, child-safe and pet-safe insecticide such as EcoRaider®.
Treat mounds by either drenching them in enough liquid insecticide to kill the entire colony, or use baits to lure the fire ants out if the infestation has not yet reached urgent levels. You may also want to pour a mixture of vinegar and baking soda into the mound, then follow up with hot water to ensure that the colony is thoroughly eradicated.
More importantly, continue to monitor the ant population even after you have treated the mounds as there may be a couple of ants that still remain and may pose a threat to you and your family. Keep pets and children far away from any identifiable fire ant mounds to prevent accidents. If the infestation is too serious to deal with, do not hesitate to call in a professional. Fire ants are among some of the most aggressive ant species ever, and an infestation may cause serious harm to you and your family if allowed to fester.