Pet Safe Fire Ant Treatment
Protect your property from fire ant infestation with pet-safe treatment from Fire Ant Control, LLC. Other methods are ineffective, expensive, and dangerous! Instead of wasting time and money, reach out for our service today.
The fully licensed and insured services offered by Fire Ant Control, LLC provide long-term effectiveness. We offer a money-back guarantee, promising an 85% reduction in fire ant populations, with repeat service every four months. As long as you schedule our service three times per year, we will honor this guarantee.
Why Is Fire Ant Management So Difficult?
Solenopsis invicta, commonly known as the red imported fire ant, is a troublesome pest that is extremely difficult to manage. The tenacity, aggression, and behaviors of fire ants make them hardy and uncontrollable.
The nature of fire ants makes them capable of survival in most conditions, especially where they find warmth, moisture, and food. The southern half of the US is home to these fire ants; although, they were not originally native to the country. Red imported fire ants were first introduced through the Port of Mobile almost a century ago.
Underestimating the extent of a fire ant infestation is fairly common. Most of their activities occur belowground; tunnel construction is constant. The queen’s reproductive efforts are also consistent, and certain colony members dedicate themselves to caring for the eggs and larva.
Above ground, red imported fire ants scavenge, hunt for food, and protect the colony.
Beneath the ground, your single-queen colony could house up to 7 million fire ants per acre, and if your colonies have more than one queen, which is a real possibility, the same acre could house up to 40 million red imported fire ants.
Ultimately, the survival of the colony’s population is always the priority.
The source of this population is the queen. Even during flooding rains, fire ants protect the perpetuation of the colony at all costs. The ants connect, one to another like a raft, to surround the queen and her eggs, as they float until they reach dry land. Following a rain, you’ll find new mounds pop up near elevated spaces like sidewalks, poles, trees, etc.
As the colony grows in population, it will also grow in size, and fire ants will begin to enter the home. From the foundation to the A/C system, breaker box, laundry room, and pantry, the warm areas will be the first to be infested, and damage will occur.
Property damage isn’t the only risk, of course. Fire ants produce a unique venom that causes equally unique blisters that are quite painful and hang around for about a week. Even worse, a small portion of the population is at risk for anaphylaxis, a potentially deadly allergic reaction.
Effective and Pet-Approved Fire Ant Management
To manage fire ant populations, you must target the source of reproduction: the queen.
The granular bait we use sterilizes the queen, preventing her from laying eggs. As living ants die, the fire ant population dwindles by 85-95%, and this status will last for four months at a time.
The bait we employ is approved for application around people, pets, livestock, and vegetation. From private to public, agricultural to residential, all properties can be treated by Fire Ant Control, LLC.
For pet-safe fire ant treatment, call Fire Ant Control, LLC, at (239) 312-8200 or contact us online.