Well, really, what’s not the trouble with fire ants? They invade our lawns, playgrounds and fields. They like to be close to the water (so do we). They bite – and it HURTS. Not only does it hurt, fire ant bites can cause severe allergic reactions such as chest pain, nausea, loss of breath, slurred speech, severe swelling and sweating that, left untreated, can result in death.
Any guesses as to what else fire ants can damage? Yes indeed, your air conditioner. These little creatures love electricity. They like to nest close to electrical equipment and can bring soil into the equipment which causes all kinds of mechanical problems. They also cause circuits to short by chewing on insulation.
Fire Ants are a real problem not only to you, your children and your animals, but also to your air conditioner. The best thing to do is to keep them out of your yard all together, but definitely make sure you keep them away from any and all electrical equipment. They can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage.
Remember to have your air conditioner serviced before it really heats up outside and your a/c is working over time. It will save you money in the long run. If you haven’t changed your filter in the last 3 months, now is a good time to do it!
Call Carmine’s at 203-791-8089 for all your heating, air conditioning, and plumbing needs. We are happy to help you in any way.