Fire Ant Control Sarasota County, Florida
Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides the most effective and affordable fire ant solution to homes and businesses in Sarasota County, throughout South Florida, and anywhere else our services are needed.
Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) are the worst of all fire ant species because they reproduce very quickly, are more aggressive than other species, and have an extremely painful venomous sting that can cause serious medical problems. Fortunately, Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best fire ant killer around!
The bright sunshine and warm temperatures that Sarasota enjoys year-round are heaven on Earth for red imported fire ants! They love the heat and humidity that is tempered by warm sub-tropical breezes off the Gulf of Mexico.
Fire ant nests (mounds) are found throughout Florida around stumps and trees, in rotting logs and under sidewalks, but many fire ants prefer open areas, such as lawns, golf courses, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, meadows, pastures, and cultivated fields.
Headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, Fire Ant Control and our sister companies serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S., and we are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
Fire Ant Colonies
The telltale 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.
Within each colony are workers and queens. Workers build the nests (mounds), take care of the queen and her eggs, scavenge for food, and defend the colony. Queens can live for two to six years and lay from 1,500 to 5,000 eggs per day, which explains why fire ants multiply so quickly.
Outside of calling licensed pest management professionals like Fire Ant Control, there is no “best way” to kill fire ants. The key to controlling these troublemakers is to identify them quickly and take action to minimize the damage they cause.
Fire Ant Treatment in Sarasota County
Fire Ant Control’s proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. Our granular bait is ingested by the workers and carried down into the 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 is regulated and approved for use on public and private lands. It contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, and on farmland, pastures, and hay fields.
Fire Ant Control’s service is fully licensed and insured, and guaranteed for four months. Because fire ants fly to mate, however, they will eventually come back. For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year for the best results.
Give Fire Ant Control a call at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate and to schedule your first treatment in Sarasota County, Florida. Whether you are a private homeowner, a municipal organization, or own a commercial property, we guarantee we have the best solution to your fire ant problem!