Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Cypress Gardens, FL
An effective, long-term fire ant control and treatment method for properties in Cypress Gardens, FL, is as close as the specialists here at Fire Ant Control, LLC. Our company has comprehensive licensing and insurance, and we offer a money-back guarantee as long as clients follow up with treatments every four months.
An unchecked infestation will result in property damage and injury to animals and people. To successfully and quickly control the problem, you should identify it and respond promptly. Without scheduling professional intervention from companies like Fire Ant Control, LLC, the likelihood of successful fire ant treatment is nil.
Knowing the Enemy
Red imported fire ants, scientifically known as Solenopsis invicta, bring destruction, damage, and injury to properties throughout the south. They also have no natural population limitations, reproduce incredibly fast, and attack aggressively.
Fire ants are commonly found all over the US Southeast, but they can be found across the southern half of the US into California. They’ve made their way throughout the country in the nearly 100 years since they were first introduced to the country from Brazil in the 1930s through the Port of Mobile.
Fire ants survive well within this area because of the abundance of resources and other elements that help them thrive and the lack of natural competition for resources.
The lives of fire ants are consumed with building. The mounds above ground serve as their way of entrance, egress, and solar heating. But the real activity and bulk of the population await underground, where the colony constantly grows in terms of tunnels and population.
The population can include up to 7 million fire ants per acre with single-queen colonies and 40 million fire ants per acre when colonies have multiple queens.
Another reason red imported fire ants survive so well is that they can suffer through extreme conditions, including low temperatures and flooding. During floods, they will come forward out of the colony, surround the queen, and float to dry land.
The damage done by red imported fire ants occurs to seeds, young plants and trees, vulnerable animals, and crops. They also infest HVAC systems, home foundations, and even your home itself if left unchecked.
An attack from red imported fire ants involves simultaneous coordination with the entire ant army and synchronous biting and stinging. Additionally, fire ants have a unique venom that causes a blister with a white center that lasts weeks. For some of the population, the venom can cause an anaphylactic reaction.
Managing Fire Ant Populations
Fire ant populations have to be managed at the source – the queen. Otherwise, the colony will keep growing.
Fire Ant Control, LLC, uses a bait that stops the queen from continuing with reproduction. This process doesn’t work immediately, but the population will be reduced by 85-95% within one life cycle. This status will last for four months at a time.
Fire Ant Control, LLC spreads granular bait on the property for worker ants to find and carry to the queen for her consumption. As an insect growth inhibitor, the bait halts her ability to lay eggs. No new eggs mean no new ants, so the colony dwindles up to 95% as ants die.
When you find signs of a fire ant infestation on your Cypress Gardens, FL, property, fire ant control and treatment from Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best solution. Reach us today by calling (239) 312-8200.