How Do I Get Rid of Fire Ants in My Horse Pasture?

One of the common questions we see here at Fire Ant Control, LLC, is, “How do I get rid of fire ants in my horse pasture?” The answer is simple.

Call us for treatment!

How Do I Get Rid of Fire Ants in My Horse Pasture?We offer a money-back guarantee for four months at a time. Our granular bait functions as an insect growth regulator, preventing the queen from laying new eggs, and it’s entirely safe for use around your horses.

Fire Ant Control, LLC, and our sister companies provide service to the whole quarantine area in the US. We can treat up to 1,000 acres each day, no matter the type of property. Whether you have one horse in an acre lot or thousands of acres of ranch land, we can treat it for fire ants.

Fire Ants and Horse Pastures

The areas that house horses offer everything fire ants desire – moisture, warmth, and food. Red imported fire ants will nest all over horse pastures, in barns, within bales of hay, and elsewhere that an unsuspecting horse might encounter the colony and fall prey to attack.

The hazard isn’t only for the horses. Their caretakers and riders are also at risk when crossing the pasture to feed, cleaning the barn, or simply exercising the animals.

The fire ant nests underground. The colonies constantly grow, as do the structures they build beneath the surface. A single acre of land with multi-queen colonies can host 40 million fire ants. As the worker ants perform construction work, foraging, defense, and egg and queen care, the queen focuses on growing the colony. Any effective fire ant treatment must stop her from simply laying more eggs to replace the ones you eliminate.

Fire ants are hardy survivors. Chemicals and boiling water may take care of a few surface ants, but new ones are born by the minute. Heavy rains can’t even take down the colony. They know what’s important – the queen.

When rains come, the fire ants form a ball from their bodies and surround the queen in protection. The ball floats to the surface above the water, and the colony survives to re-establish itself in a nearby location.

The Fire Ant Treatment That Gets Results

Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides population management that works by attacking reproduction. Our potent, food-like granular bait sterilizes the queen when the worker ants carry it down into the colony for her to enjoy. Being unable to reproduce, the queen is neutralized. As the living ants’ life cycle runs its course, the population will dwindle to nothing.

This method is preferable to chemicals that aren’t very effective, can cause harm, and cost quite a bit.

While the Fire Ant Control, LLC method isn’t a quick fix, it works well, and one treatment lasts for four months. Fire ants are mobile and fly to mate, so your horse pasture won’t stay free of fire ants forever. You’ll need to schedule our service every four months to keep the area 85-95% free of fire ants. Your horses, and their caretakers, will appreciate it.

If you’ve been wondering, “how do I get rid of fire ants in my horse pasture?” we have the answer: Fire Ant Control, LLC, methods work. For a free estimate, call (239) 312-8200. We’re comprehensively licensed and insured to treat any property.