In terms of human health, property damage, and environmental damage; very few insects can hold a candle to the Fire Ant. Quite frankly, the Fire ant is the worst pest in North Carolina… And the resident’s of Raleigh know it!
Unfortunately, Austin Fire Ants are not that easy to control. A Raleigh homeowner cannot simply walk into a local hardware store and purchase a can of insecticide. These over-the-counter sprays may exterminate a few ants, but will do little to completely eliminate a Fire Ant colony.
Because of their aggressiveness, and their ability to sting, it’s not hard to mistake a Fire Ant. In fact, the Fire ant is the only stinging ant in the US… And we’re fortunate enough to get them in Raleigh. Fire ants also build massive mounds that can destroy your beautiful Raleigh, NC real estate.