Fire Ant Control in De Soto County, Florida
Is your property in De Soto County, Florida being overrun by red imported fire ants? Fire Ant Control, LLC is Southwest Florida’s leading fire ant specialist, providing a proven treatment solution.
DeSoto County is part of the Florida Heartland region, which also includes Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties. Unlike the coastal areas to the east and west, the region is primarily focused on agriculture, producing important products such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, cucumbers, sugarcane and beef.
These moist agricultural lands are favorite nesting grounds of destructive and dangerous fire ants who flourish in open, sunny areas like meadows, pastures, parks, lawns, golf courses and wilderness areas.
The key to controlling fire ants is to take quick action to minimize the damage they can cause to humans, animals and property. Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best fire ant killer around.
How Fire Ants Affect Crops and Livestock
Red fire ants 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 workers in the fields to vulnerable livestock.
Fire ants infest virtually all crops in southern states and continue to spread westward into California and northward along the east coast. They are voracious predators, extremely aggressive, often present in high densities, and can negatively affect crop production by attacking and consuming beneficial organisms.
The ants feed on the branches, new terminal growth, flowers, bark, young fruit, sap of tree crops, and have an affinity for electrical control units where they can cause equipment failures. They collect plant seeds, scattering them around their mounds and affecting plant distribution and abundance. Fire ant mounds also damage pickups, ATVs, and other farm equipment.
Red fire ants also pose a serious threat to livestock, 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. They have a very painful venomous sting that can cause serious medical problems for animals and humans.
Permanent Fire Ant Control
Fire ants build nests outdoors in mounds of soil and live beneath them in elaborate networks of underground tunnels where the queens reproduce rapidly (laying 1,500 to 5,000 eggs per day). Even when you don’t see them, they are expanding right under your feet, and thousands of them can live in a single fire ant colony.
Fire Ant Control’s proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. Our potent, food-like granular bait contains an insect growth regulator that kills the ant colonies from the inside out and is approved for use around livestock and on pastures, hay fields, farmland, and public and private lands.
With two treatments a year, your property can be 95% free of fire ants, and safer for your crops and livestock.
Get your red fire ants under control in De Soto County, Florida. Call Fire Ant Control, LLC at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate. We guarantee to help protect your pastures and agricultural property from harmful fire ants, or we’ll refund your payment!