Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Winter Haven, FL
Fire Ant Control, LLC provides the most effective and affordable fire ant treatment for homes and businesses in Winter Haven, FL and beyond. Our services are fully licensed and insured.
When you are trying to prevent a fire ant colony from thriving, it is not enough to spray insecticide. This only treats the problem superficially, covering the mounds. In order to kill the colony, it is important to fully sterilize the queen (or queens if there is more than one). Spraying chemicals will only cause the colony to move, and often scatter, which can make treatment even more difficult.
Fire Ant Control’s bait is not a spray or an insecticide. It is a food-like granular bait that the ants bring back to the queen. This bait contains a hormone that sterilizes the queen so that she cannot reproduce. Without the reproduction of ants, the colony will die.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Fire Ants
Are fire ants harmful?
Fire ants are indeed harmful. They are risks to livestock, machinery, pets, electrical lines, and of course people (in particular small children). A fire ant attack is not a matter of one ant stinging a target—hundreds or even thousands of ants can attack all at once. People can generally survive such an attack; however, some have allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis.
What do fire ants eat?
The fire ant diet includes carbohydrates (sugars), fats and protein. Their menu includes insects, earthworms, ticks, spiders, honeydew and other sweets, oils, oily seeds, meats, small birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles. To complement their buffet, fire ants also damage agricultural crops such as corn, sorghum and soybeans by feeding on germinating seeds, tunneling into the bases of young corn stalks and potato tubers, and eating young okra and fruits.
How long do fire ants live?
While worker ants only live for 1-4 months, the queen can live as long as 7 years and lay up to 1,500 eggs each day!
Can I drown fire ants to get rid of them?
Water is not an effective treatment for fire ants. Even in the case of widespread flooding, they have a mechanism for survival. They form their bodies into watertight balls that some people refer to as “living rafts” and are able to float on the surface of the water. Worker ants protect the queen and her eggs to ensure the survival of the colony.
What is the best way to kill fire ants?
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 typically move on to establish itself in a nearby area. Fire Ant Control’s proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. Our potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out. With two treatments a year, your property can be 95% free of fire ants.
To combat the harmful effects of fire ants on your Winter Haven, FL property, call Fire Ant Control, LLC at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate and get started with our effective, long-lasting treatment.