Fire Ant Control & Treatment in Ocoee, FL
Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides cost-effective control & treatment measures for fire ant populations in Ocoee, FL. With three times yearly appointments for treatment, the property in question will remain up to 95% free of fire ants.
The Destruction of Fire Ants
Fire ant treatment that we provide protects property from damage. The building behavior of fire ants is such that the creatures will colonize all sorts of areas. From the foundation of your home to your HVAC system, breaker box, patio, and more, your residence itself can be seriously damaged by fire ants. Blown electrical equipment, shorted wiring, cracked foundations and patios, and even ruined food are all potential results of an unchecked fire ant problem.
The Injury of Fire Ant Attacks
Fire ant bites are painful. Anyone who lives in a fire ant prone area knows that well. Treating a fire ant bite promptly with rubbing alcohol will limit the pain, and the bite should be monitored to make sure that the resulting hard knot doesn’t become infected. Some instances of attacks, though, result in an anaphylactic reaction, so the aftermath of an attack should be a time of watchfulness. If a reaction occurs, get medical attention immediately.
Limiting the opportunity to come in contact with fire ants is the best defense. The slightest disturbance of a mound will send crowds of marauding fire ants out, all attacking at once. An untreated property can have millions upon millions of these ants living below ground. Keep yourself out of the line of fire by keeping fire ants off of your property.
Limit the Fire Ant Invasion
Property elements that encourage fire ant infestation:
- Water leaks
- Pet or cattle feed
- Wood piles
Fire ants require water and food sources, so allowing a slow leak, overfeeding animals, spreading too much seed, or leaving boxes or toys to lie in the yard will encourage infestations of fire ants.
Spot an Infestation
One item on your regular home maintenance should be to check for fire ant infestations. If fire ants work their way into breaker boxes or HVAC units, they can do significant damage. Hosing off your HVAC unit frequently and checking the area for fire ants are essential to maximizing the life of your electrical features.
Additional avenues for identifying fire ant infestations include looking for mounds beside tree stumps, posts, sidewalks, and other vertical structures after a rain. When rains flush fire ants out of their colonies, they’ll form a raft of fire ants in a circular form with the queen in the center, protected. This fire ant “safe room” will float to a structure above the water where they’ll wait out the rain and then create a new mound connected to their colony when the ground dries.
Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides a worthy answer to your fire ant problem. As a local, family-owned business, we’re answerable to the community, and in partnership with our sister companies, we can reach the entire quarantine area, treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
Regardless of the size of your property, if you require fire ant control & treatment in Ocoee, FL, call (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate from Fire Ant Control, LLC, or to secure a spot on our calendar for initial or subsequent treatments.