Fire Ant Control in Polk County, Florida
Polk County, the fourth-largest county in Florida, is home to major agriculture and tourism industries that suffer a significant threat from aggressive, venomous red imported fire ants. With just two proven fire ant treatments per year from Fire Ant Control, LLC, your property can be 95% free of fire ants.
Fire Ant Control, LLC, headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, together with our sister companies, serves the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S. We are recognized specialists in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land and are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
We service residential, commercial, municipal, and agricultural properties, including parks, golf courses, ranches, athletic fields, and more. If you’ve noticed problematic red fire ants on your property, we have a guaranteed long-lasting solution.
Red Fire Ant Infestations are Dangerous
Red imported fire ants are capable of causing great pain when they bite or sting. When the ground around their mounds is disturbed, hundreds of worker ants will swarm out of the ground and aggressively sting anything that is standing nearby.
The terrible pain will subside, but some people are allergic to the venom in the bite and may experience swelling, itching and redness. It’s also possible for anaphylactic shock to occur, requiring quick medical attention to prevent a deadly outcome.
Fire ants can also be deadly to farm animals, especially newborns and animals that are weak or ill. They also attack and kill bees and beneficial native ant populations.
The destructive pests also affect machinery and electrical equipment. They will eat through power lines, wreak havoc with traffic lights, junction boxes, and air conditioning equipment, and cause damage to machinery, irrigation and transformer boxes.
How Our Fire Ant Killer Works
Fire Ant Control, LLC is a recognized specialist in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land. Unlike other topical treatments that can permanently damage your soil and grass, the granular bait we use goes straight to the source.
To eliminate a fire ant colony, the queen must be killed, and all queens must be killed in multi-queen colonies. If the queens are not killed, the colony will most likely establish itself in a nearby area.
With our proven treatment, worker ants will carry the bait granules into the depths of the colony to the queen, the sole reproducer of the colony. Once the queen has been sterilized, the ants die off naturally and are not replaced with new ants. The entire colony will die off within weeks.
Fire Ant Control’s bait is regulated and approved for use on public and private lands and is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, and on pastures, hay fields and farmland.
It’s important to keep in mind that fire ants are capable of flying and will eventually come back. For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year to prevent further fire ant colonization.
Give Fire Ant Control, LLC a call at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate and to schedule your first treatment in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven or elsewhere in Polk County, Florida. Our services are fully licensed and insured, and 100% guaranteed to help control your fire ant infestations.