She is doing great this morning. Her bites are still a little red and puffy and she acts as if they are not even there. I of course this I always panic more than they do. Most of the time the bites for my household do not get infected (unless I get bit... I am just that lucky I guess). My 13 year old seems to be the one who steps in the fire ant mounds more than anyone and he has been lucky to just end up with a bunch of burning bites and never infected. He truly acts as if it is no big deal and in 30 seconds the pain will be gone he says. Anywhosen... my and my other children and the dogs generally disagree with his relaxes position on fire ants.
It is almost impossible to get rid of them and most insecticides do not work and neither do repellents. Living in the south that are a normal part of life. You learn to spot mounds no matter the size and even the tiniest one can draw thousands of them within seconds. My husband has a spray that he uses with triazicide in it and it is powerful stuff, and he uses them on mounds he can find and literally stands there for like 5 minutes till it is good and soaked with his pressure sprayer. He is pretty vigilant in the backyard since it is where the dogs are. But it is impossible to find them all it seems and keep up with them.
Called the vet this morning and she said to as usual just keep an eye on it and let her know if there are any changes. We call anytime this happens just so that it is at least in their file (for any of the animals) that it happened. We had some one local have a dog attacked by fire ants and the city animal control accused her of animal neglect and abuse. So we try to make sure we keep everything on record with the vet.
I have yet to figure out the purpose of the fire ant as one of natures "fine" creations