Fire Ant Control & Treatment for Horse Ranches in Ocala, FL
Consider how painful fire ant bites are, and then imagine not having hands to brush them off! Animals face this situation when their habitats are infested with fire ants. Operators of horse ranches in Ocala, FL should call Fire Ant Control, LLC, for fire ant control & treatment.
Red imported fire ants are not native to the area. Their invasion began in the 1930s at the port of Mobile when they hitched a ride from South America. In the time since, the whole Southeast United States has been put under quarantine due to fire ants.
Fire Ant Control, LLC, and our sister companies treat the whole quarantine area and have the capacity to treat 1,000 acres per day.
Red imported fire ants have a well-deserved reputation as an aggressive, injurious, and damaging species. They breed quickly, have no natural competition for resources, and have explosively growing populations.
Fire Ant Control, LLC, has the methods and processes required to manage fire ant populations and mitigate the damage and injury they can cause. In a relatively short period of time, your property can be up to 95% free of fire ants and stay that way for four months at a time.
DIY Efforts Are Sure to Fail
Attempting to treat fire ants on your own is not a great idea. In fact, it can be dangerous. You’ll likely be attacked and could injure your animals in the process.
The specialists at Fire Ant Control, LLC, apply powerful bait for fire ants that they perceive to be food. When they take the prize down into the colony for the queen, she consumes it and becomes sterile. Having lost her ability to reproduce, the colony dies out as the living ants expire.
The process doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye. It may take a couple of weeks for the living ants to cease, but within one life cycle, the property will be up to 85% free of fire ants, and your horses will once more enjoy the peaceful use of their pasture.
Provide Protection for Your Horses
Red imported fire ants terrorize horses when they infest pasture areas, stalls, and bales of hay. It takes so little to inspire an over-the-top, aggressive attack that a horse is vulnerable when standing, eating, or walking, and they have no real defense against the creatures.
While fire ants might harass and injure all horses, newborn, older, and injured animals could be killed by a swarm of fire ants. When one of your horses does suffer a fire ant attack, apply antiseptic and if required, have the animal vet checked.
You should be diligent about monitoring pasture areas for mounds, check hay and feed for fire ants, and close up unused feed and grain in containers with tightly fitting lids to minimize the presence of red imported fire ants.
The method we use at Fire Ant Control, LLC, prevents injury to your horses, their caretakers, and their riders without exposing any of them to harmful chemicals like found in most DIY treatments.
For fire ant control & treatment for horse ranches in Ocala, FL, call Fire Ant Control, LLC, at (239) 312-8200 for a place on our calendar. We’ll provide protection for your equine and human friends with treatment every four months.