How Do You Get Rid of Ants on Acreage?
Having a fire ant infestation on a property with significant acreage can leave you wondering just how do you get rid of the problem. The most straightforward solution is to call Fire Ant Control, LLC, to schedule a service every four months. Doing so will provide more than sufficient protection no matter the size of the property.
The red imported fire ant population may not be native to Florida, but these ants sure do love it here! They’ve made themselves quite at home across the southern half of the US. Florida, in particular, offers the warmth, moisture, humidity, sun, and plentiful food sources that they love.
Typical chemicals target surface fire ants, allowing the below-ground populations to flourish. Our methods manage the population by causing the queen to become infertile.
Managing a Fire Ant Population
The method of population management we use at Fire Ant Control, LLC, employs a strong, granular bait that fire ants see as food, suitable for nourishment. This granular bait is an insect growth regulator that makes the queen infertile. It has been deemed appropriate for applications on properties with people, animals, and crops. It doesn’t even require a period of wait time before re-entering following treatment.
Fire Ant Control, LLC, in concert with our sister companies, can treat 1,000 acres per day and services the whole quarantined Southeast US.
The bait that we use treats the source of the problem, rampant reproduction. With no new ants hatching, the population is reduced by 85% and will remain so with repeat treatments every four months.
Red imported fire ants are mobile. They fly to mate. Once the deed is done, the queen drops to the ground to establish her new colony, and the male dies. Keep your property from becoming fire ant heaven again with regular treatments three times per year.
The Harm of Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants are invasive, damaging, and dangerous. They’re famous for the aggressive way that they attack and the unique venom that creates large blisters with a hard center. For the small portion of the population with an allergy to the venom, such an attack is life-threatening without medical intervention.
Injury isn’t the only problem caused by fire ants. They also damage crops, home foundations, farm equipment, HVAC systems, sidewalks, trees, and more.
If you have a large property, consider the potential magnitude of a fire ant infestation. Each acre with single-queen colonies can support 40-150 mounds and 7 million fire ants, and each acre with multiple queens can have over 200 mounds and 40 million fire ants. These numbers are just for a single acre! Leave the fire ant population unchecked, and your animals, children, employees, and guests will be at risk of injury.
If you’d like a free consultation, give us a call at (239) 312-8200. We provide the how for those wondering what to do to get rid of fire ants when you have an infestation on significant acreage. The confidence that we at Fire Ant Control, LLC, have in our methods has inspired us to offer a money-back guarantee. Your property will remain at least 85% of fire ants so long as you schedule a follow-up every four months.