How to Kill Fire Ants in Florida
Is your Florida property being overrun by red imported fire ants? What is the best way to kill them? Fire Ant Control, LLC, Southwest Florida’s leading fire ant specialist, provides a proven treatment solution.
Fire Ant Control, LLC, headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, together with our sister companies, serves the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S. We are recognized specialists in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land and are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.
We service residential, commercial, municipal, and agricultural properties, including parks, golf courses, ranches, athletic fields, and more. If you’ve noticed problematic red fire ants on your property, we have a guaranteed long-lasting solution.
To eliminate a fire ant colony, the queen must be killed, and all queens must be killed in multi-queen colonies. If the queens are not killed, the colony will most likely establish itself in a nearby area.
Unlike other topical treatments that can permanently damage your soil and grass, the granular bait we use goes straight to the source.
With our proven treatment, worker ants will carry the bait granules into the depths of the colony to the queen, the sole reproducer of the colony. Once the queen has been sterilized, the ants die off naturally and are not replaced with new ants. The entire colony will die off within weeks.
Keep in mind, however, that fire ants are capable of flying and will eventually come back. For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year. With these two treatments Fire Ant Control, LLC, your property can be 95% free of fire ants.
Interesting Fire Ant Facts
- Red Imported Fire Ants, or Solenopsis invicta, accidentally gained entry to North America in the late 1930s through cargo ships entering the port of Mobile, Alabama.
- Today, they have spread to more than 350 million acres across the southern U.S. In fact, there are currently more fire ants in North America than in their native South America.
- Fire ants earned their name because (1) they have a reddish appearance, and (2) they have a very painful sting that reminds victims of the pain caused by a fire burn.
- Fire ants can swarm an invader and begin stinging them in 10 to 20 seconds after the nest is disturbed.
- Fire ants live in colonies that can contain over 200,000 ants, and worker ants create underground tunnels that can extend up to 25 feet away from the mound.
- It can take several months for a fire ant colony to build a mound that is large enough to be visible.
- Fire ants eat virtually any available food, plant or animal, but are especially attracted to foods that are high in fat. Like other ants, they also have a sweet tooth.
- Ashburn, Georgia has celebrated fire ants for more than two decades! The Fire Ant Festival takes place on the fourth weekend of March each year and is known for its wacky activities, such as a giant fire ant maze and a fire ant calling contest.
At Fire Ant Control, LLC, we guarantee to kill the fire ants on your residential, agricultural or commercial property in Florida. Our services are fully licensed and insured, and guaranteed for four months. Call us today at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate!