Mike Stewart
Welcome everybody to another episode of the Faith Pest Control podcast with pest expert Fred Talley. And if you are a resident of North Georgia and towns like Jasper, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Ball Ground, and now Canton & Waleska, those cities in Georgia then you have come to the right place to learn about how to control your pests and take care of the bug problems in North Georgia. So I’ve got pest expert Fred Talley on the phone. Well, really on the internet. Fred, are you there?

Fred Talley
I’m here, Mikey.

Mike Stewart
I understand you want to talk about fire ants? You know what? I don’t like them. I have been you know, I told people one time I got bit by a fire ant, but I understand you get stung by him. So tell us about the problem of fire ants. And what do you guys do to take care of that problem?

Fred Talley
Well, Mikey, we’re quickly approaching the season for fire ants here in North Georgia. They begin in the spring and can continue throughout the summer. But they can be a huge problem for people here in the mountains. As a homeowner, you’re probably likely familiar with the fire ant, often it’s a problem. What you see is the earthen mounds that they build. But a less than desirable method of identification would be when they sting you. Fire ants earn their name because of the venom that they inject in you causes a very intense irritation. And some people have fairly severe reactions. A small number those reactions can result in death for some people, especially people that are very sensitive or have allergies to the fire ant. When the ants are very active and aggressive, they’re capable of killing. They can kill young wildlife, and they produce sores on humans. In some in some people can cause nausea. Fire ants are ants that most everybody knows. They build their nest or mounds in loose soil, where the ground is fairly dry, but receives a lot of sunshine. Given to the fact that they build their mounds in in lawns and wide open spaces like athletic fields or parks is areas like that the fire ant is generally in a conflict with people. Because of their staying behavior, they generally make some intolerable in most places. As a fire ant mound is disturbed, the worker ants appear to boil up or or swarm up from the earth. And with their aggressive behavior, they will sting anybody it’s in the immediate area. A typical yard with with fire ants will have several mounds. Larger yards pastures can have dozens of mounds. Occasionally, they will nest inside a home or a larger building like hospital or nursing home. But they can especially in slab house can be found building beneath bathtubs. Because they can access the soil through the plumbing penetration in the slab, or next to water heaters are near other sources of warmth. As we approach the summer months, it’s helpful to know that it’s easier to prevent a fire ant infestation than it is to eliminate an existing existing one. After they’re established, the mounds may need several treatments to fully get rid of the problem. That’s really one of the reasons why it’s important to contact your your pest management professional, whoever they may be, as soon as you suspect you have an issue with fire ants so they can take a look. We actually have several annual customers that we that we serve as their yard annually. And we will start in April. With that treatment process.

Along going along with the fact that it’s that it’s easier to prevent it than it is to control it after it occurs. As always though here at Faith Pest Control. We do offer a 100% make you happy Money Back Guarantee. If you hire Faith Pest Control to get your rid of your fire ant problem, and at the end of 30 days you’re not 100% happy we’ll come back and retreat your home for free. And we’ll keep on treating it for free until you tell us that you are happy. If that still doesn’t make you happy we will give every penny of your money back to you spent on the original treatment. Plus, we’ll pay you an additional $25 for your time and trouble just for fooling with us. You’ll be happy with the service we provide. Or you won’t pay a penny period, actually, I will pay you. That’s how confident I am in my company’s ability to meet your expectations. If you feel like what I’ve said, makes sense to you. Call Faith Pest Control today 770-823-9202 and asked to speak to me, Fred Talley. I’ll be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have.

Mike Stewart
That is great news, Fred. Now, some people may be hearing this podcast in the future. What is the season of fire ants? It’s when when will people notice them to be a threat and a problem throughout the year? What are the months that they’re most active?

Fred Talley
Ah, April, May, June, July, August is a typical season for us and in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains here.

Mike Stewart
Well, the reason I say that is because we’re at the time that we’re producing this particular episode, it is coming upon the season of fire ants. And that’s why we wanted to get this information available to the community. But if it’s the fall or winter, and you’re listening to this information, realize it reoccurs every year, and you need to know how to be prepared if you see those mounds, because I can tell you personally, Fred, I’ve been stung by fire ants and it is not fun. And I don’t want them in my yard. So I know if you live in North Georgia, you have fire ants. Get in touch with Fred, call him today. It doesn’t cost anything to call and ask questions. He guarantees his work and more importantly, share this podcast with with your fellow neighbors. We do this as a community service. We’re in all the major podcast  aggregators, Apple, Amazon, Spotify and Google it wherever you consume podcasts. You can hear the Faith Pest Control podcast and until next time, I’m Mike Stewart for faithpestcontrol.com

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