Fire Ants and Pets

Fire ants have been known to sting and even kill small animals and pets. Treatments by Fire Ant Control, LLC, will help you eliminate  them and allow you and your pets to enjoy your property, even immediately following treatment.

Fire Ants and PetsHeadquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, Fire Ant Control, LLC and our sister companies serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S.

We are a recognized specialist in controlling red fire ants on properties ranging from small residential lots to thousands of acres. Careful application of our potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out.

How to Keep Your Pets Safe from Fire Ants

When a fire ant mound is disturbed, thousands of stinging ants can swarm out and become a hazard to pets that are running, playing or digging nearby.

Animals in pens, cages, and kennels are also vulnerable to menacing red imported fire ants. Fire ants are drawn to young animals, caged animals, and old, weak animals that are unable to move out of harm’s way. They are also attracted to many types of animal feed, such as dry dog food and livestock feed.

If your pet is attacked, get it away from the source of the fire ants. Remove all ants from its body and try to avoid getting stung yourself. Spraying the pet with water won’t work, and slapping at the ants will just aggravate them, causing them to hold on tight and sting more viciously.

If the attack is severe, you may need to visit a veterinarian and treat the stings and pustules or blisters that develop with an ointment for several days.

Professional Fire Ant Control

Treating individual fire ant mounds can be expensive, requires time and effort to find all the mounds, and smaller mounds can be easily overlooked.

Dealing with fire ants on your own can be dangerous because they can inflict multiple venomous stings on people, pets and livestock as they defend their colonies. Fire Ant Control’s proven treatment will protect your pets (and your family and friends) from potentially lethal fire ant bites and stings.

Our food-like granular bait contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets and livestock. With our precise application rates, the bait falls to the ground where few living things other than ants will encounter it.

Our bait has no re-entry interval, which means that you, your family, your pets and other animals can walk anywhere on the property immediately following treatment.

Extermination is not instantaneous but, once the worker ants have eaten the bait and carried it down into the colony and sterilized the queen, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born. Within weeks, your property will be nearly free of fire ants.

For pet-friendly fire ant control, give Fire Ant Control, LLC a call today at (239) 312-8200 to schedule a free consultation and begin your first treatment. We guarantee to protect your property from these harmful insects, or we’ll refund your payment!