Fire Ant Control in Vancouver BC
Westside technicians specialize in locating and targeting in-ground fire ant nests.
European Fire Ants or myrmica rubra, are about an 8th of an inch in length and orange-red in colour. They usually build their nests in-ground or under rocks and stones, and if disturbed will become very defensive. Their sting is quite painful and will hurt for some time after the initial bite, similar to a wasp sting. Fire ants get their name from their aggressive behavior and bites: if you disturb a nest and get too close without realizing it, the multiple bites will feel as though your skin is on fire! These are no insect to mess around with or let their numbers grow on your property.
European Fire Ants, or myrmica rubra, are starting to become a major issue for Vancouver home owners. Removal of soil from the property is not a permitted or effective means of eradication. In most cases a residential property will contain 20-30 nests with multiple queens and also likely that the fire ants are invading neighbouring properties as well. Communication with neighbours is paramount to increase the chances of successful eradication.