Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Hunters Creek, FL
Do you have fire ants on your property? Have you seen the damage they can do? Do you live in Hunters Creek, FL? Then call Fire Ant Control, LLC today to learn about your treatment options.
Potentially Harmful Fire Ant Bites/ Stings
Most people are aware of the pain that red fire ants cause when they bite or sting. When their mounds are disturbed, hundreds of ants will swarm out of the ground and aggressively sting an intruder within seconds.
After first biting with their jaws, they inject a toxic venom that produces a burning sensation. If threatened, fire ants sting the intruder multiple times.
The terrible pain will subside, but some people have an allergic reaction to the venom and experience swelling, itching and redness at the sting site. It’s also possible for anaphylactic shock to occur, requiring quick medical attention to prevent a deadly outcome.
Fire ant bites could also be lethal for someone with low blood pressure because the bite causes dilation of blood vessels, further lowering blood pressure.
The ants may also be carriers of bacterial and fungal organisms that could be harmful to your health. While crawling around garbage on your property, they can pick germs like E. Coli or Salmonella and pass them along to you when they bite, leading to health issues such as gastroenteritis.
Fire ants can 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.
About Fire Ant Mounds
The telltale signs of fire ant colonies are round, flattened mounds of loose soil. You’ll see them in backyards, lawns, pastures, parks, playgrounds and golf courses, in agricultural land and wilderness areas, around stumps and trees, and under cement slabs and sidewalks.
Fire ants are amazing architects. These mounds are their nests, which they build by pushing up soil as they tunnel in the earth, preferably in open, sunny areas. The oval-shaped mounds are about as wide as a dinner plate, about 10 inches tall, and have no visible openings. The colony of ants lives beneath these mounds in an elaborate network of interconnected underground tunnels that extend outward and downward.
Mounds work somewhat like solar roof panels. They keep temperatures warm enough for the fire ants to produce new eggs at cooler times of the year. However, when the soil warms up, such as in summer, they just continue expanding their colonies right under your feet, sight unseen.
Kill Fire Ants from the Inside Out
We guarantee that our fully licensed and insured service will help rid 85-95% of the fire ants from your residential, commercial or agricultural property for six months at a time, or your money back.
Red imported fire ants are troublemakers, but treatment from Fire Ant Control, LLC on your Hunters Creek, FL property can help you minimize the damage they cause. Call us today at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate!