Red imported fire ants are one of Florida’s most significant pests, and they are hard to get rid of. They infest over 330 million acres across the southern U.S. and pose a serious public health threat, injuring more than 20 million adults and children every year with their stings.
You can buy many products to help you get rid of fire ants, but the truth is, many of them are a waste of money and only help for a very short time, if at all. You need the professionals at Fire Ant Control, LLC, to help you take care of any size infestation of red ants.
Where Do They Live
To combat these ants, you must first understand where and how they live. Fire ants are industrious architects. They build nests outdoors in mounds of soil about the size of dinner plates and live several feet underneath them in an intricate network of tunnels. They also like to nest in rotting logs, around trees, under pavement and buildings, and inside electrical equipment and utilities, sometimes causing short circuits.
Fire ant mounds can be treated with liquid insecticides and chemical dusts and granules. These synthetic chemicals can be poured into or spread around the mounds and are often successful at killing some ants. However, this temporary method will not exterminate the colony, and the chemicals can be toxic to people, pets, and livestock.
Why Granular Bait is the Answer
Fire Ant Control, LLC uses a food-like granular bait that causes the whole colony to die off, not just the surface ants. Bait is placed around the property. The worker ants carry it to the queen, and the queen is sterilized. Some colonies have more than one queen, so getting that bait to all queens is essential. The queen is the sole populator of the colony, so once she cannot reproduce, the colony will eventually die off.
Getting rid of fire ants is not an overnight job. It takes time, but once the colony is gone and your property is continually treated, they will no longer be a threat.
How Often Should You Treat
Your property will be mostly free of fire ants within weeks; however, they can return because fire ants fly to mate. That’s why we recommend having your property treated three times a year to prevent them from re-colonizing your property.
We’re so confident our treatment works, we guarantee that it will rid your residential, commercial, or agricultural property of 85-95% of your fire ants for four months at a time, or your money back.
Want to get rid of fire ants? If you have questions about treatment or would like a free estimate, call Fire Ant Control, LLC today at (239) 312-8200.