Fire Ant Control in Hay Fields

Fire Ant Control, LLC, headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, is a proven specialist in treating red imported fire ants in hay fields, pastures, farmland, and other agricultural properties.

Fire Ants in Hay Fields and Pastures

Fire Ant Control in Hay FieldsToday, red imported fire ants infest hundreds of millions of acres across the southern United States, nearly from coast to coast, where they already have a major impact on farming activities, from workers in the fields to vulnerable livestock.

If single-queen colonies have invaded your property, there are probably 40 to 150 mounds and about 7 million red fire ants per acre. If you have multi-queen colonies, there may be 200 or more mounds and up to 40 million red fire ants per acre!

Fire ants in hayfields and pastures can cause:

  • Infested hay bales that cannot be shipped to fire-ant-free areas
  • Lower hay yield from having to raise cutter height to avoid tall, hardened mounds
  • Reduced area for grazing
  • Girdling of plants
  • Destruction of germinating seeds and seedlings
  • Injury or death of livestock
  • Injury to field workers
  • Time lost unclogging and repairing machinery
  • Electrical and utility equipment breakdowns

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.

Leave It to the Professionals!

Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best fire ant killer around! The bait we use contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets and livestock.

Careful application of our potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out. Worker ants ingest the bait and carry it down into their colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally.  Extermination is not instantaneous but, once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.

Our bait has no re-entry interval, which means that you, your family, your pets and other animals can walk anywhere on the property immediately after treatment has been applied.

Because fire ants fly, they will eventually come back. With two treatments a year, however, your property can be 85% to 95% free of fire ants for four months at a time.

Get in touch with Fire Ant Control, LLC to explore our effective, affordable solution for controlling fire ants in your hay fields and agricultural properties. Give us a call at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate on our fully licensed and insured services.