Protect Pastures from Fire Ants
If you are looking for a proven way to protect your pastures from destructive fire ants, consider treatment from Fire Ant Control, LLC. We are the best fire ant killer around!
Fire Ant Control, LLC, headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, is a recognized specialist in controlling red fire ants on properties ranging from small residential lots to thousands of acres.
We use a potent, food-like granular bait that contains an insect growth regulator which sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, as well as on pastures, farmland, and hay fields. We are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
The Impact of Fire Ants on Pastures and Hayfields
Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) are natives of South America but have infested hundreds of millions of acres in the United States since arriving here accidentally in the 1930s. They reproduce quickly, are more aggressive than other ant species, and have a painful venomous sting that can cause anaphylactic shock and other serious problems.
Harm to Equipment: Fire ants cause extensive damage to electrical equipment and equipment used for hay production. They chew on insulation and are attracted to electrical control units (such as for air conditioning and lighting) where they can cause equipment failures. Their mounds (nests) can also cause damage to pickups, ATVs and farm equipment.
Harm to Livestock: Fire ants cause horses to fall and riders to take bad spills. Their bites can be deadly to farm animals, especially unborn calves and foals (if the mother is stung), very young animals, caged animals, and older animals that can’t get out of harm’s way. In cattle operations, they are known to injure and kill newborn calves by stinging soft moist tissues, including the eyes.
Harm to Humans: People are regularly attacked by these menaces when working in fields or pastures, mowing, gardening, or sweeping outdoors. The terrible pain from the bite will subside, but some people are allergic to the venom, and others may go into anaphylactic shock, a condition that requires urgent medical attention to prevent a deadly outcome.
Harm to Plants & Crops: Fire ants feed on new plant growth, flowers, bark, young fruit, sap of tree crops, and can also infest livestock feed and impact hay production. They negatively affect the grazing capacity of pastures because cattle do not like to graze in or around fire ant mounds.
If all of this potential damage isn’t enough, you can transport fire ants long distances when you ship nursery stock, hay, turfgrass, soil, and other materials outside of an infested area. For this reason, the USDA requires an “ant stamp” to certify that agricultural materials have been properly treated for fire ants.
A Proven Treatment
If you are looking for a proven method of controlling fire ants on your commercial or agricultural property, Fire Ant Control, LLC should be your number one choice. With just two treatments a year, your pastures can be safer for your livestock, workers and equipment.
When you’re ready to protect your pastures from fire ants, call Fire Ant Control, LLC at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate, or request a treatment online. 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!