Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Altamonte Springs, FL
If you live in or around Altamonte Springs, FL and you think you might have a fire ant problem, then call Fire Ant control, LLC today to learn about treatment options.
Dealing with fire ants on your own can be dangerous. Fire ants are capable of inflicting multiple stings and bites on people, pets and livestock as they defend their colonies. If you fail to eliminate the queen, you won’t ever be able to get rid of them entirely.
Temporary solutions include treating fire ant mounds with liquid insecticide products or chemical dusts and granules. These synthetic chemicals can be poured into or spread around the mounds and may kill some of the ants, but the chemicals can be toxic to people and animals.
Boiling water may temporarily kill as many as 60% of the ants, but won’t kill the queen. Pouring vinegar or bleach over the mound will typically just cause the colony to move elsewhere.
The Proven Permanent Solution
Fire Ant Control’s proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. Careful application of our potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out.
The bait we use 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.
Our treatment is superior to sprays and insecticides that are short-lived (only killing surface ants), sometimes dangerous, and very expensive.
We guarantee that our treatment will rid 85-95% of the fire ants from your residential, commercial or agricultural property for four months at a time, or your money back.
Fire Ants in Livestock & Hay Pastures
Fire ants in livestock and hay pastures have been known to be responsible for:
- Livestock injury or death
- Reduced hay yield from raising cutter height to avoid tall, hardened mounds
- Time lost unclogging cutting machinery
- Infested bales of hay
- Electrical and utility equipment damage
- Injury to field workers
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.
Fire Ant Control’s potent granular bait is ingested by the worker ants and carried down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. It is superior to sprays and insecticides that are short-lived (only killing surface ants), sometimes dangerous, and very expensive.
For the best long-term defense against fire ants, give Fire Ant Control a call at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate and to schedule your first treatment. If you live near Altamonte Springs, FL and think you might have a fire ant problem, then you owe it to yourself to call today.