Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Duclay, FL
Knowing that you can significantly affect the fire ant population on your property in Duclay, FL, with one simple call for treatment is possible when you entrust Fire Ant Control, LLC with your service in Jacksonville and the entirety of Duval County.
The Problem with Red Imported Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) cause damage to electrical systems and components, equipment and machinery, and even vegetation and foundations as well as cause injury to people and animals.
The damage red imported fire ants do is expensive to repair, and the time lost while waiting on these repairs can also be quite costly.
Those of us who live in areas prone to red imported fire ants know all too well the pain and injury of their attacks. Some might be unaware of their propensity for long-lasting and life-threatening injuries to those of us who are allergic or animals that are vulnerable due to age or sickness.
The Long Journey of the Red Imported Fire Ant
Entering the US through the Port of Mobile, Alabama from South America, red imported fire ants made their way across the entire Southeast by the mid-1970s. Life was easy for red imported fire ants in the South because of the warmth, rain, easy access to food, and convenient areas of shelter. This species is determined to survive and will nest practically anywhere. This ability might be a benefit to them, but it creates a genuine risk to property and safety.
The Life Cycle of Red Imported Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants have a four-stage life cycle that covers an 8-10 week lifespan:
Adult ants serve as workers, soldiers, or queens. The queen lays the eggs that maintain the growth of the colony, and as the colony grows, winged males and winged queens will fly into the air to mate. The male will then die, and the queen will drop into a new area to found a new colony.
Red imported fire ants are equal opportunity consumers. From vegetables to tree roots, animal feed, other ants, and even the open bag of chips in your kid’s room, the entire world is a smorgasbord for these pests.
The Fire Ant Control, LLC, Solution
The measures we use at Fire Ant Control, LLC, to handle the gruesome enemy that is red imported fire ants are approved for use around people and animals, take only one full life cycle for significant effect, and guaranteed to keep your property at least 85% free of fire ants for four months at a time.
The process works by stopping the population from renewing. We apply a granular bait that the red imported fire ants perceive to be food and carry it down to the queen. She ingests it, becomes sterile, and loses the ability to propagate the colony. Once the living ants expire, you’ll see a significant difference in the fire ant population on your property.
Our methods are approved for use on all kinds of properties including:
- Residential private property
- Apartment complexes
- Golf resorts
- Agricultural properties
- Commercial establishments
- Parks and other public areas
- Many, many more
Have questions? You’re welcome to call Fire Ant Control, LLC, at (239) 312-8200 for answers, advice, or to schedule a consultation or treatment to handle your fire ant control needs in Duclay, FL.