Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Four Corners, FL
At the first sign of a fire ant population, call Fire Ant Control, LLC for cost-effective and efficient treatment in Four Corners, FL, to reduce their populations by up to 85-95%.
Professional intervention will resolve the fire ant problem effectively, and the most appropriate provider of that treatment is Fire Ant Control, LLC.
Red imported fire ants are scientifically known as Solenopsis invicta. These vicious pests hailed from Brazil originally, crossing into the US during the 1930s. Today, these invaders have an established footprint in the Southeast, with no natural competition for resources.
Red imported fire ants are problematic for several reasons. Reproduction is fast and non-stop, with up to 5,000 eggs laid daily. A colony with one queen can include 7 million fire ants per acre, and a colony with more than one queen can have 40 million fire ants in each acre of property.
As a species, the population of red imported fire ants is hard to manage because they can survive extreme conditions and focus on protecting the queen as their population source.
Fire ants thrive in warm places with plenty of sun exposure, access to food and water, and other essential factors. Even during flooding, fire ants survive by surrounding the queen with their bodies. Then, the raft of fire ants floats to dry land.
An ideal fire ant haven can take so many different forms. The warmth of electrical equipment, sunny pastures, moist and warm piles of laundry or hay bales, and the opened storage container of dog food are all vulnerable to infestation. Water leaks, animal feed, yard litter, and any other presence of tempting delectables put you in increased danger of a fire ant infestation.
People and animals who come too close to a fire ant mound will suffer an attack. The tiniest disruption of the fire ants will cause swarms of them to emerge and attack simultaneously. A very small percentage of humans are allergic to these ants’ unique venom, which can lead to anaphylaxis.
Identification of a Fire Ant Infestation
Fire ant infestations make their presence clear if you know what to look for. A 10″ high, oval-shaped mound will serve as the fire ants’ source for entrance, exit, and solar heating. After rains, you may notice new mounds seem to spring up overnight. That is your clue that fire ants are present, but most of the population constantly works underground to expand the colony’s tunnels.
The Fire Ant Control, LLC, uses a strong bait that fire ants think is food. It acts as a Trojan horse, stopping the perpetuation of the colony at the source of reproduction, the queen. By the end of the life cycle, the fire ant population is significantly reduced, up to 95%.
The bait we apply has been approved for application around animals and people with no wait time for re-entry.
Our process may take longer than sprays that offer immediate gratification, but it works far better and longer. Sprays only kill the surface ants, leaving millions below ground. Fire Ant Control, LLC, will need to reapply the treatment every four months, but we will keep your property up to 95% free of fire ants.
Appropriate fire ant control and treatment from Fire Ant Control, LLC, is the best way to protect animals, landscaping, and structures on your property in Four Corners, FL. Call us today at (239) 312-8200 or contact us online for more information.