Fire Ant Control in Cattle Pasture
Fire ants can be dangerous and even deadly to calves and cows and can wreak havoc in your cattle pasture. They will attack anything that disturbs their mound (nest), including livestock and humans. Although they are persistent and difficult to exterminate, Fire Ant Control, LLC has a solution.
Fire Ant Control is a recognized specialist in controlling fire ants on any size or type of public or private land. Careful application of our potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out. It 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.
Fire Ants in Livestock & Hay Pastures
Fire ants in livestock and hay pastures have been known to be responsible for:
- Livestock injury or death
- Reduced hay yield from raising cutter height to avoid tall, hardened mounds
- Time lost unclogging cutting machinery
- Infested bales of hay
- Electrical and utility equipment damage
- Injury to field workers
Newborn livestock and confined animals are particularly vulnerable to fire ant attacks. The ants are a significant threat to very young animals, to caged and penned animals, to newborns if they lie down or are born on or near a mound, to weak animals that suffer from wounds or open sores, and those that are old and unable to move out of harm’s way.
The frequency of calf and cow injuries and deaths often increases during hot summer months when the fire ants are starved for moisture and food. If birthing is scheduled to occur at this time of year, placing the livestock in a designated pasture that has been treated with our effective bait will help.
Highly Effective Fire Ant Control
Fire ants can be controlled in cattle pastures, but, due to the large area to be covered, treating individual mounds is not the most efficient approach.
Fire Ant Control’s granular bait, however, can reduce mound heights and ant and mound numbers in pastures. We can treat up to 1,000 acres per day with speed and accuracy and minimum interference to your ranching operation and life.
With our precise application rates, the bait will fall to the ground where few living things other than ants will encounter it. Worker ants eat it, carry it down into the colony where they share it with other ants, and the entire ant population dies naturally. With two treatments a year, your pastures can be safer for your livestock.
We guarantee our treatment will rid 85-95% of the fire ants from your property for four months at a time, or your money back.
Fire Ant Control, LLC’s granular bait is an excellent killer of the red imported fire ants that are infesting your cattle pasture or other agricultural properties. Give us a call today at (239) 312-8200 to schedule a free consultation and your first treatment!