Port St Lucie, FL, September 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Treasure Coast Florida homeowners need to be aware of the many health risks associated with Fire Ants. This pest is known to only get worse over a short period of time if not properly controlled. Most red ant outbreaks occur immediately after rainfall and need to be avoided by humans and pets.
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc encourages all those on the Treasure Coast to leave fire ant infestations to a professional to deal with. There are specific products needed to be utilized when controlling fire ants and most these products are not available for sale to the general public. These ants produce very painful sting and in some cases cause allergic reactions which require medical attention.
Fire Ants can sting a human causing severe to moderate pain. The ant uses their jaw to attach their body to the victim and then will proceed to inject their venom through the stinger attached to their underside. This ant is most dangerous than most pests due to its ability to continue stinging the victim. One ant can potentially sting a human until it is killed or taken off the skin of the victim. This is what leads to health concerns for humans that are sensitive to venom bites or stings and for those with allergic reactions.
Port St. Lucie, Florida has been encountering heavy rain fall. Residents and pest control companies notice an increase of outbreaks of Fire Ants and their mounds. Rain is a concern for most pest professionals. Rain increases the amount of pests residents of the area encounter.
The founder of Reynolds Pest Management, Inc, Brian Reynolds, encourages homeowners to stay safe from Fire Ants especially after rainfall. “Fire ants will become closer to the surface of the ground after rainfall to seek dryer grounds. They will become defensive and attack if their mounds are tampered with,” claims Mr. Reynolds, “Keep your family safe from these fire ants as they can lead to hospitalization in young children and older adults.”