Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Do you spend more time looking at your feet watching for fire ants than enjoying the scenery of your property? If so, schedule fire ant control and treatment for your properties in Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, and Duval County, FL, through Fire Ant Control, LLC.
Operating out of Bokeelia, Florida, Fire Ant Control, LLC, along with our sister companies, covers the whole red imported fire ant quarantine area of the Southeast, treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
Reasons to Worry about Fire Ants
Fire ants cause harm, injury, and damage. They pose a danger to poultry, livestock, electrical components, equipment, pets, people, and more. Protect your home and its occupants by controlling the fire ant population.
When fire ants attack, they come out by the hundreds and attack simultaneously. While most people simply have a painful blister for a week, 1-2% of the population have an anaphylactic response that endangers their lives.
If you suffer an attack, treat the stings with soap and water or alcohol, and then, monitor for an allergic response. Immediate medical intervention is critical if an anaphylactic reaction begins.
The fire ant diet is all-inclusive. From crops to other insects, small animals, and even the packages in your pantry, nothing is safe from the ravenous fire ant. You can limit the likelihood that fire ants will invade your home by sealing all food – pet and human – in containers, fixing any leaks, and removing any debris from your yard.
This method isn’t foolproof. Fire ants are great foragers, but you can call Fire Ant Control, LLC, to have an effective solution within one fire ant life cycle.
The Fire Ant Control Process
The process we use at Fire Ant Control, LLC, involves a bit of subterfuge. Our granular bait looks like food to the fire ants. They take their prize down to the queen without realizing it will seal the fate of the entire colony. After enjoying her share, she becomes infertile, so the colony dies out as the living ants naturally expire.
You may have seen alternative treatments online. Pouring water, gas, vinegar, and other treatments down into the mound is hailed as a method of managing the population. Unfortunately, these measures aren’t effective. They may destroy the ants on the surface, but the majority of the colony will be quite safe within the nest. Furthermore, many of these ideas are downright dangerous.
Consider the behavior of fire ants during flooding rains if you have trouble understanding why these ideas won’t work. Fire ants, when exposed to heavy rain, create a raft around the queen to protect her within a ball formed of thousands of ant bodies. Ultimately, what matters to ants is to protect the colony, the future of which relies on the queen’s survival. Pouring anything down into the mound is unlikely to reach the queen.
The method that we at Fire Ant Control, LLC, use must be repeated every four months for continuously effective treatment. In fact, we provide a money back guarantee that your residence will remain 85-95% free of fire ants with treatments three times per year.
For fire ant control & treatment for your property in Jacksonville Beach, FL, call Fire Ant Control, LLC, at (239) 312-8200 or reach out online for more information.