Controlling Fire Ants in Pastures
Find out about controlling red imported fire ants in your pastures from the experts at Fire Ant Control, LLC. Our granular bait is a highly effective and affordable solution.
Fire Ant Control, LLC provides a proven fire ant treatment that works for properties ranging from a single acre to thousands of acres, including pastures, hay fields and farmland. We provide exact application rates with a minimum of interference to your daily operation.
How Fire Ants Impact Fields & Pastures
Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) are native to South America. They reproduce rapidly, are more aggressive than other species, and have a painful venomous sting that can result in anaphylactic shock and other serious medical problems.
These menaces infest hundreds of millions of acres in the United States. The USDA predicts they will eventually make their homes across the south from coast to coast, where they already have a significant impact on farming activities, from crops, to vulnerable livestock, to workers in the fields.
Fire ant mounds damage pickups, ATVs and farm equipment. They cause horses to fall and riders to take bad spills. And they can negatively affect the grazing capacity of pastures because cattle do not like to graze in and around fire ant mounds.
As if this isn’t enough, fire ants feed on new plant growth, flowers, bark, young fruit, sap of tree crops, and are attracted to electrical control units where they can cause equipment failures. Fire ant bites can be deadly to injured livestock and wildlife, unborn foals (if the mother is stung), and newborns. They can also infest feed and impact hay production.
Fire ants are also easily transported long distances when you ship nursery stock, hay, turfgrass, soil, and other materials outside of an infested area. For this reason, the USDA requires an “ant stamp” to certify that agricultural materials have been properly treated for fire ants.
A Permanent Solution
To eliminate a fire ant colony, the queen must be killed, and all queens must be killed in multi-queen colonies. If the queens are not killed, the colony will most likely establish itself in another nearby area.
Careful application of our powerful, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out. The potent bait contains an insect growth regulator which is carried down into the colony by worker ants, sterilizing the queen and leaving the rest of the fire ants to die naturally. The entire colony will disappear within weeks because no new ants will be born.
Fire ants fly to mate, however, so it’s likely that they will return. For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year to prevent further re-colonization.
At Fire Ant Control, LLC, we guarantee our treatment 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.
If you are looking for a proven method of controlling fire ants in pastures, Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best fire ant killer around! Call us today at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate. We guarantee to help protect your property from harmful fire ants!