Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Lake Buena Vista, FL
Do you have fire ants on your property? Did you know that they are damaging to plants, humans, and wildlife? If you have a problem with fire ants and you live in Lake Buena Vista, FL, then contact Fire Ant Control, LLC. today for control and treatment.
Fire Ant Killers
Fire Ant Control is the best fire ant killer around! We are recognized specialists in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of public or private land. Our proven treatment works for properties ranging from small lots to thousands of acres.
Headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, Fire Ant Control and our sister companies serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S.
Our proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. The potent granular bait is ingested by the worker ants and carried down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. Extermination is not immediate but, once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear within weeks, and no new ants will be born.
What is the Population of a Red Fire Ant Colony?
The average red fire ant colony contains 100,000 to 500,000 worker ants and up to several hundred other types of ants. Single queen colonies may build 40 to 150 mounds that house about 7 million red fire ants per acre. If your property is infested with multiple queen colonies, there may be 200 or more mounds per acre and up to 40 million red fire ants.
What Types of Ants Live in the Colony?
Red imported fire ant colonies are typically home to four different types of ants – queens, worker ants, winged males, and winged females.
The fire ant queen is the leader of the colony. Her sole purpose is to be an egg-laying machine – laying up to 1,500 eggs per day for two to seven years – to populate the colony. Her nest is located deep within the colony where she is fed by worker ants and protected from predators. Once the queen establishes her colony, she never leaves the colony again.
Worker ants are sterile, wingless females. They are responsible for building and maintaining the mound, protecting the colony from invaders and, most importantly, feeding the queen and the colony. They forage for, gather, and allocate food, passing it to one another and feeding larvae and queens by mouth.
Winged fire ants are called “alates” or “reproductives.” They live in the colony until it’s time for a “nuptial” (mating) flight. The males fly off first and wait for the females in the air. The female alates (virgin queens) emerge from the mound and take flight, mating in the air with a waiting male. Males die soon after mating, while the newly fertilized queens find a place to start a new nest, then shed their now useless wings and start new colonies.
Our fire ant control service is guaranteed for four months. Because fire ants fly, they will eventually come back. For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year to keep these troublemakers under control.
If you need more information about fire ants and what can be done about them, give Fire Ant Control, LLC, a call today at (239) 312-8200 to schedule a free consultation. If you live in or around Lake Buena Vista, FL, then call us today for fire ant treatment.