As the warmer weather thankfully begins to make its return all across the country, you might be thinking that one of the main problems you are going to have to deal with is the return of some of the frequent summer bugs, like mosquitoes and ticks. Unfortunately, for many homeowners, there are a third kind of bug that can give painful bites and appear in large numbers around the yard.
These bugs are called fire ants, and they are not anything you ever want to be bitten by. Their bites can sting, almost as if one were experiencing a slight burning in the bite area. This is why they are called fire ants, and you will want to do everything you can to avoid being bitten by them if you see them in your yard.
If you do end up with a fire ant bite this year, here are some simple ways you can deal with the bite at home.
Try your best not to scratch at it. While the temptation to scratch at the bite might be strong, doing so will only make it worse.
Apply ice to the bite. Use an ice pack on the bite for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.
Use a hydrocortisone cream if you have one handy. This kind of cream can help soothe the bitten area, as well as provide a little relief from pain and itching. Try rubbing it on the affected area if you have some of it around your home.
Don’t let fire ants take over your lawn! Like other pests, you can have these bugs dealt with by picking up the phone and calling professional mosquito control services in Pflugerville who will be able to treat your lawn for these bugs, killing them and driving them back until the next year rolls around.