Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Belle Glade, FL
Fire ants can be tremendously destructive. They destroy land, crops, and even livestock. If your farm, golf course, or other property has a fire ant problem, then you need a solution fast. You need the control and treatment provided by Fire Ant Control, LLC. If you are in Belle Glade, FL, don’t think three times. Call us today.
Fire Ants and Their Mounds
A lack of noticeable mounds may make you think that you haven’t been infested with fire ants or that they’re under control, but don’t be fooled. They are most likely there… and expanding right under your feet, sight unseen.
Fire ant mounds work somewhat like solar roof panels. When soil temperatures are hot enough (such as during the summer), laying eggs is easy. But, in cooler weather, the warmth of the mound will help them reproduce more comfortably.
Thousands of fire ants live in a single fire ant colony. If your property is infested with single queen colonies, there may be 40 to 150 mounds and about 7 million red fire ants per acre. If you have multiple queen colonies, there may be 200 or more mounds and up to 40 million red fire ants per acre!
Fire Ant Control Has the Best Solution!
Our granular bait is ingested by the worker ants 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. Our service is fully licensed and insured, and guaranteed for four months. Your property will be nearly free of fire ants within weeks; however, because fire ants fly to mate, they may return. For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year to prevent them from re-colonizing your property.
Although bait products may seem expensive, they are very effective at killing the egg-laying queens and provide longer-term control than many other solutions. This makes our proven treatments extremely affordable in the long run.
Can you drown them? Unfortunately, groups of fire ants won’t drown. When flooding strikes their nest, they emerge from underground, link their legs together, and form a watertight ball or “living raft” that can float on the water. Worker ants carefully protect the queen in the middle and carry any eggs along until they come across dry soil where they can re-establish their colony.
Unlike other insects, fire ants can do this because their bodies are “hydrophobic,” which means they have the ability to partially repel water. Some fire ant rafts will sink within hours if they’re unable to find dry land, while others may survive afloat for up to 12 days. They may also seek temporary shelter along river banks or inside flooded homes and buildings.
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 are in Belle Glade, FL and you have this problem, then you need just what we can provide: effective treatment.