Fire Ant Killer for Nurseries
Commercial nurseries that need a proven fire ant killer on their agricultural properties appreciate the effectiveness of treatment by Fire Ant Control, LLC, a recognized specialist in controlling red imported fire ants on any size or type of land, public or private.
Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best fire ant killer around. Headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, we (and our sister companies) serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S. We guarantee our treatment will rid up to 95% of the fire ants from your property for four months at a time, or your money back.
About Fire Ants & Agriculture
Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) infest more than 360 million acres across the southeastern U.S., California and New Mexico, and pose a serious public health threat, injuring more than 20 million adults and children each year with their stings.
Fire ants are industrious architects, building nests in the soil in mounds the size of dinner plates and living several feet beneath them in elaborate networks of subterranean tunnels. The hardened mounds are often tall enough to damage field equipment and slow down nursery operations.
Fire ants can cause equipment failures due to their fondness for electrical equipment, transformer boxes, and irrigation equipment. They are also harmful to nursery plants and field operations:
- They can cause girdling and kill plants and trees;
- They tunnel into the base of young plant stalks and into potato tubers and developing okra;
- They feed on germinating seeds and seedlings;
- They collect plant seeds and scatter them around their mounds, affecting plant distribution and abundance;
- They attack bees and interfere with pollination;
- They compete with and kill native beneficial ants and other organisms;
- Their painful stings can cause medical problems for field workers and farm animals.
Fire ants are also notorious hitchhikers and are easily transported long distances when nursery stock, turfgrass, soil, and other materials are shipped outside an infested area. For this reason, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires an “ant stamp” to certify that agricultural materials have been properly treated for fire ants.
Permanent Fire Ant Control
Fire ant mounds can be treated with liquid insecticide products as well as chemical dusts and granules. While these synthetic chemicals may be successful at killing some of the ants, the results are only temporary. They will not eliminate the colony, and the chemicals can be toxic to people, pets and livestock.
Fire Ant Control, LLC’s potent, food-like granular bait contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, and on pastures, hay fields and farmland. We are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
Unlike other topical treatments, our granular bait goes straight to the source. Worker ants eat the bait and carry it down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. Once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.
Because fire ants fly, they will eventually come back. With two treatments a year, however, your property can be 85% to 95% free of fire ants for four months at a time.
Don’t let red imported fire ants damage your plants and trees. Take advantage of the most effective fire ant killer for nurseries, and call Fire Ant Control, LLC at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate.