Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Marco Island, FL
Looking to eradicate injurious and damaging pests from your property? Professional fire ant control and treatment for properties in Marcos Island, FL, or the rest of the Orlando area, is available from Fire Ant Control, LLC.
In the South, fire ants are a very real problem, injuring millions of people and animals and causing substantial property and agricultural damage every year. Injury typically occurs when the mounds are disrupted; unfortunately, fire ants will create nests practically anywhere they find access to moisture and food.
We at Fire Ant Control, LLC, provide the most effective measure of fire ant control available. We have full licensing and insurance coverage, and we provide a money-back guarantee that your property will remain 85% fire-ant free for four month stretches.
FYI Regarding the Fire Ant Enemy
The red imported fire ant (RIFA) is a non-indigenous ant species that is particularly aggressive and vicious. It’s prevalent throughout the southern portion of the United States and is a genuine threat to residents, workers, patrons, pets, livestock, crops, landscaping, and property.
While red imported fire ants primarily feed on plant sugars, they’re fairly non-selective when it comes to diet. Bugs, small birds and animals, and newly born and sick livestock are all vulnerable to attack. When these ants attack, they bite, holding on to the victim, and then sting with a unique venom that creates an equally unique red pustule with a white center.
This venom contains elements that some individuals find trigger allergic responses. When attacks occur, monitor the individual for an allergic response, and if anaphylaxis occurs, provide immediate medical intervention. Lethality does occur in a small percentage of fire ant attacks. Victims who are not allergic to the venom should clean the area immediately with soap and water or alcohol to limit the pain experienced.
Steps to Spot Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants bear a strong resemblance to other ant species. These ants are reddish-brown with a brownish-black abdomen while black fire ants are entirely black.
Identifying fire ants by behavior is actually a more reliable and straightforward method. Activity increases during the cooler parts of the day, and they build mounds above ground with substantial nests made of intricate tunnel networks underground.
Fire ants aren’t limited to the outdoors, though. They will establish homes indoors or outdoors. Instead of waiting for an attack or damage to occur, arrange for Fire Ant Control, LLC, to handle the issue effectively.
The Solution from Fire Ant Control, LLC
Effective elimination of a fire ant colony requires the elimination of the queen’s reproductive abilities; otherwise, treatments may diminish the population slightly, only to replenish itself quickly.
The method that we use at Fire Ant Control, LLC, sterilizes the queen. We strategically spread our strong granular bait in a way that tricks the fire ants into carrying it down to the queen as food. She ingests it and becomes unable to lay eggs, so as living ants die, the colony dwindles to zero.
Three treatments per year will keep your property up to 95% free of RIFA.
These three treatments are necessary because fire ants are mobile. Floods disrupt fire ant locations, and as fire ants establish new colonies, your property will be susceptible to re-infestation.
Schedule your fire ant control and treatment in Marco Island, FL, or elsewhere in the greater Orlando area, today by calling us at (239) 312-8200 or by clicking here to contact us online.