Fire Ant Control in Osceola County, Florida
If you live in or around Osceola County, Florida then you already know how difficult it can be to get rid of red fire ants. When you need the best solution. Fire Ant Control, LLC is here to help.
What is a Fire Ant?
What is a fire ant? It’s among several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis, which includes more than 200 species worldwide. It is typically reddish brown in color, lives in a colony with thousands of other ants, and has a stinger that gives it its “fiery” name.
Fire ants can be both bothersome and destructive, in many ways far worse for a property than other types of ants. If your property is infested, then you need to act now to ensure that these pests are eliminated.
Fire Ant Treatment
Red fire ants adore sunshine, warmth, humidity and moist land, and prefer watered lawns, golf courses, highway shoulders, lake shores, and river banks for their nesting grounds. In other words, the majority of Florida is a tropical paradise for fire ants!
These insects are a real problem for Floridian homeowners, agricultural owners, and other land owners. Don’t let them ruin your land or yard—call Fire Ant Control, LLC today.
The signs of fire ant colonies are round, flattened mounds of loose soil. Fire ants are master architects; they build and live in a vast network of interconnected subterranean tunnels that extend outward and downward from these central mounds.
Why Fire Ants Are So Difficult to Kill?
Fire ants owe a great deal of their success at invading our backyards, athletic fields, parks, golf courses and other property to their ability to protect themselves from predators and reproduce quickly.
To kill a colony, the queen(s) must be killed. Properties infested with single queen colonies may have 40 – 150 mounds and about 7 million red fire ants per acre. If infested with multiple queen colonies, there may be 200 or more mounds and up to 40 million red fire ants per acre.
If all of the queens are not killed, they will continue laying eggs at up to 800 eggs per day. Those eggs will mature in as few as nine days, and the colony will remain fully operational.
Fire Ant Control, LLC’s potent, food-like granular bait destroys colonies from the inside. The bait is ingested by the worker ants and carried down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. Extermination is not immediate but, once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.
Because fire ants fly, you can expect them to arrive now and then from your neighbor’s property. They also fly away from the colony to mate and will eventually come back. We guarantee that our treatment will rid 85%-95% of the fire ants from your property for six months at a time, or your money back. To prevent further fire ant colonization, we recommend treatment twice a year.
If you are in need of a free consultation to determine what the best steps are to protect your residential, commercial, or agricultural property from red fire ants, then don’t hesitate to call Fire Ant Control, LLC at (239) 312-8200. When you need fire ant treatment in Osceola County, Florida, we’re ready to help.