Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides a money-back guaranteed fire ant management program. One question clients often pose is how often do you need to treat for fire ants. The answer is every four months. With treatment three times per year from Fire Ant Control, LLC, your property will remain up to 95% free of fire ants.
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Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides treatment for all types of properties throughout Southwest Florida. In collaboration with our sister companies, we have the capacity to treat 1,000 acres each day and offer services to the whole of the quarantined region in the Southeast United States.
Avoid Fire Ant Bites
Fire ant bites hurt, itch, and burn, and for some victims of their venom, even worse consequences occur. While our services can minimize the presence of fire ants and mitigate the potential for attack, when you venture forth into untreated areas, you can take certain precautions to avoid being attacked:
- Use insect repellent on skin and clothes;
- Be cautious around logs, wet leaves, and other areas where fire ants may be nesting;
- Avoid fire ant mounds;
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants;
- Tuck pant legs into socks;
- Wear closed shoes.
What to Expect from Fire Ant Bites
When you’re unable to avoid interacting with fire ants and happen to be attacked in the process, expect a reaction that will last about a week. You should remove the fire ants and wash the area with soap and water as soon as possible to minimize the itch and burn.
For a small portion of the population, severe reactions that require medical treatment occur, and you should monitor for those reactions in small children and prepare for them if you’ve had a reaction before. Keep an allergy pill and hydrocortisone handy. An allergist will perform testing and prescribe an epi-pen if appropriate.
If a blister becomes infected, you should contact your physician. The symptoms to watch for include flu-like symptoms, redness that gets worse on the skin, and pain/itchiness that fails to improve.
Prevent a Fire Ant Infestation
Another way to avoid fire ants is to limit their presence through behavior modifications:
- Avoid overfeeding pets and livestock;
- Keep animal feed in containers that seal tightly;
- Maintain a clean property without debris, limbs, leaves, and other items that welcome fire ant habitation;
- Promptly handle any water sources, ie, leaks and filled containers;
- Schedule a service with Fire Ant Control, LLC, every four months.
The Fire Ant Control, LLC, Method
The methods that we use at Fire Ant Control, LLC, employ potent bait and strategically spread it in order to attract fire ants and encourage them to carry the bait to the queen.
When the queen ingests the bait, she becomes unable to lay eggs. No new eggs results in no new fire ants to replace the ones that die. By the end of a full life cycle, the colony will zero out.
Fire ants are mobile, so one treatment will not last forever. Schedule our service three times per year to maintain optimum fire ant population mitigation.
For an effortless service every four months, which is how often you do need to treat for fire ants, call (239) 312-8200 or click here to contact Fire Ant Control, LLC, for bookings, questions, and feedback.