Many people have asked the question “how do I get rid of ants in my yard in Florida”? One thing that is for certain is that when you live in Florida, you are living with some tropical insects. Finding fire ants in your yard is something that is unfortunately fairly common but should be taken seriously.
The simple answer is to call a professional at Fire Ant Control, LLC immediately. Time is of the essence when you are dealing with an invasive species of ants and, if treated timely, the success rate of getting rid of them is much higher.
Fire Ant Control is the best fire ant killer around! We are recognized specialists in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of public or private land. Our proven treatment works for properties ranging from small lots to thousands of acres.
Headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, we serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S.
Avoid the Sting
It is possible that the reason you know you have red fire ants in your yard is because you already got stung. Obviously, if you know they are there, you need to avoid the area until they are treated.
Red fire ants do not bite; they sting, which produces a red welt with a white pustule. Unlike some bugs that bite, and you notice a welt later on in the day, these stings are extremely painful, so you know when it’s happening. Additionally, ants give off alarm pheromones to alert their ant friends when they are in trouble. If one is stinging you, you can expect that more will quickly follow. Unfortunately, they can also sting many times, so one ant can do a lot of damage.
While most people will just have the painful sting and some swelling, a small percentage of people can have an allergic reaction to the sting causing anaphylactic shock. If you know these ants are in your yard, the best thing you can do is to stay away.
Why You Need a Professional
It is tempting to think you can just go to the store, buy some bait, kill off the colony, and move on with your life without fire ants around to ruin your fun. The hard truth is, fire ants are extremely hard to get rid of, even for professionals.
Our proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. The potent granular bait is ingested by the worker ants and carried down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. Extermination is not immediate but, once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear within weeks, and no new ants will be born. We guarantee that our treatment will rid 85-95% of the fire ants from your residential, commercial or agricultural property for four months at a time.
Even after they are evicted, the fire ants may have deemed your home to be a happy one and will try to move right back in. We highly recommend treatments every four months to keep these troublemakers under control and prevent further fire ant colonization.
If you have been asking yourself “how do I get rid of ants in my yard in Florida,” it’s time to take action. Give Fire Ant Control a call at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate and to schedule your first treatment.