Fire Ant Control In Port Charlotte
You love your home, but you probably have a neighbor you don’t love: Fire Ants!
They may have just moved in recently or maybe they’ve been living there for years… Either way, if you want them gone, you’re in the right place!
When you need Fire Ant Control in Port Charlotte or the surrounding areas, call Pine Island-based Fire Ant Control. We have extensive experience treating residential, agricultural, and commercial properties with our proven, effective treatment.
Dealing with Fire Ants can be frustrating. You don’t want to waste time and money on poisons, baits and repellants that don’t work, or only cause colonies to relocate somewhere else on your property.
Fire ants are serious business!
Not only can they be expensive to exterminate with improvement store products, but they can cause costly repairs, property and equipment damage, medical expenses, and depending on where they are, even crop or livestock veterinary costs!
Chances are, if you live in Florida, you or someone you know has been victim of fire ants.
If you or someone you know is stung, first determine whether or not they’re experiencing an allergic reaction. If so, get medical attention immediately!
If not, the best thing you can do is clean the site with soap and water. Elevate your arms or legs depending on which part has been affected. Apply a cool compress as well as take an antihistamine.
If you have it, use antihistamine cream. Fire Ant bites will burn and itch, but don’t scratch or pop the blisters! It will only irritate the venom, and cause the wound to worsen and scar.
How do I know if the ants on my property are fire ants?
Unfortunately, it’s a little trickier than it used to be. Many ant varieties have cross bred over the years, so some ants may be all red, some may be black with red, and some may be brown. Some are harmless (and even helpful) to have on your property, and some are dangerous!
Fire Ant mounds are generally tell-tale. They look like someone has shoveled a large scoop of soil onto the ground. Once disturbed, fire ants seem to boil out to attack.
They’re attracted to damp soil so that their nest is generally close to a consistent water source.
A watered park, lawn or field will be the perfect spot for them. Even having a leaky faucet or property near a ditch that collects moisture will attract them!
The worst places they nest is underneath objects. Their nests are known to hide under tree trunks, rocks, bricks, and other obscured places. Instead of having a single entrance like conical (and harmless) pyramid anthills, fire ants will be swarming over the entire mound.
If you witness a new swarm of ants, don’t attempt to get close and identify them.
Take advantage of a free first consultation, and have our licensed and insured professionals get up close and personal!
We’re well-known for our effective, ant control treatment and our speedy service. We can identify and distinguish being good and bad ants, so you don’t have to worry about it. Call Fire Ant Control today at (239) 312-8200 for a free consultation.
Our treatments are guaranteed for four months!