About Fire Ant Mounds
Are you curious about fire ant mounds? How are they built? What are they used for? Discover the answers from the experts at Fire Ant Control, LLC!
Fire Ant Control, LLC is a recognized specialist in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land. Along with our sister companies, we serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern United States, and are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
Understanding Fire Ant Mounds and Colonies
The telltale signs of fire ant colonies are round, flattened mounds of loose soil. You’ll see them in backyards, lawns, pastures, parks, playgrounds and golf courses, in agricultural land and wilderness areas, around stumps and trees, and under cement slabs and sidewalks.
Fire ants are amazing architects. These mounds are their nests, which they build by pushing up soil as they tunnel in the earth, preferably in open, sunny areas. The oval-shaped mounds are about as wide as a dinner plate, about 10 inches tall, and have no visible openings. The ant colony lives beneath these mounds in an elaborate network of interconnected underground tunnels that extend outward and downward.
Mounds work somewhat like solar roof panels. They keep temperatures warm enough for the fire ants to produce new eggs at cooler times of the year. However, when the soil warms up, such as in the summer, they just continue expanding their colonies right under your feet, sight unseen.
Thousands of fire ants live in just one fire ant colony. A property with single queen colonies may have 40 to 150 mounds and about 7 million red fire ants per acre. If infested with multiple queen colonies, there may be 200 or more mounds and up to 40 million red fire ants per acre.
Our Proven Fire Ant Treatment
Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best fire ant killer around!
We guarantee that our fully licensed and insured service will rid 85-95% of the fire ants from your residential, commercial or agricultural property for four months at a time, or your money back.
The bait we use contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, and on pastures, hay fields and farmland.
Worker ants eat the bait and carry it down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. Extermination is not immediate but, once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.
Fire ants fly to mate, however, so they may move back in! For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year to prevent further fire ant re-colonization.
Fire Ant Control, LLC provides the most effective and affordable fire ant solution for homeowners and businesses in South Florida. Our services are fully licensed and insured, and guaranteed for four months. Learn more about fire ant mounds or get a free estimate by calling us today at (239) 312-8200