Fire Ant Treatment

Has your property been inundated by red imported fire ants? Some treatment methods work, and some do not. Why not take advantage of the best fire ant killer around from Fire Ant Control, LLC?

Fire Ant Treatment

Fire Ant Control, LLC, headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, and our sister companies, serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S., and we are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.

Our potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out. It contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen. It is regulated and approved for use on public and private lands and approved for use around people, pets, livestock, as well as on pastures, hay fields and farmland.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Fire Ants

Q. What do fire ants look like?

A. Fire ants vary in size and usually have a red body with a black abdomen (butt). Worker ants can vary in length from 1/8-inch to about 1/4-inch long.

Q. Where do fire ants live?

A. Fire ants live in colonies underground, beneath logs, within tree roots, in walls, in electrical boxes, and just about anywhere they can gather moist soil. They build nests in mounds of soil and live in elaborate networks of underground tunnels where the queens reproduce rapidly (laying 1,500 to 5,000 eggs per day). Even when you don’t see them, they are expanding right under your feet, and tens of thousands of them can live in a single colony.

Q. Are there home remedies that can kill fire ants?

A. If you search the Internet, you will find many suggested home remedies for controlling fire ants – everything from orange peels, instant grits and gasoline, to bleach, dishwashing liquid, vinegar, and diatomaceous earth. You may succeed at killing a few ants, but you will typically just cause the fire ants to move to a different location. They can build a new mound several hundred feet away almost overnight.

Q. Can you drown fire ants?

A. Unfortunately, fire ants, unlike other insects, are “hydrophobic.” This means they can partially repel water. When their nest is flooded, they link their legs together and form a watertight ball or “living raft” that can float on the water (for up to 12 days) until they come across dry soil where they can re-establish their colony.

Q, Is your treatment safe?

A. Fire Ant Control, LLC is fully licensed and insured. Our bait is regulated and approved for use on your property. On private property, there is no re-entry interval. On agricultural land, standard re-entry intervals apply.

Q. How long does a treatment by Fire Ant Control, LLC take to work?

A. When the worker ants eat the bait and carry it down into the colony, sterilizing the queen, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born. Within weeks, your property will be 85-95% free of fire ants.

Q. Will I need another treatment?

A. Fire ants can fly. New colonies can develop when winged adult ants fly off to mate and start a new colony, or when an existing colony decides to expand into new territory. Consequently, we highly recommend treatments every four months to keep fire ants under control.

Fire Ant Control, LLC’s granular bait is an excellent treatment for red imported fire ants and will keep them from damaging your property and harming your family, friends and animals. Call us today at (239) 312-8200 to schedule a free consultation and your first treatment.