What Color Are Fire Ants?

Fire ants need to be distinguished from other types of ants, and one way to do that is to know what color they are. Fire Ant Control, LLC, is happy to help identify the problem, diagnose a treatment, and implement it in a way that is successful, affordable, and convenient. 

Fire Ant Control, LLC, is the leading provider of fire ant control measures, and we’re proud to provide a money-back promise to clients who follow through with thrice-yearly service.

Fire Ant Identification

What Color Are Fire Ants?Identify fire ants within your yard by color and behavior. Their bodies are deeply red – almost brown or black, and they have both a mandible and a stinger. They’re amazingly aggressive, swarming forth at the slightest provocation, attacking anything within their path in synchronicity. They bite and sting simultaneously when they attack, delivering a burning pain that inspired their name. 

Fire Ant Issues

Fire ants create giant networks of tunnels below ground to house all of the ants, and they constantly work to expand this network. Above ground, the only sign of fire ants may be the mounds. These mounds are flat-topped and as wide as a dinner plate, serving as the entrance and exit for the fire ants and a medium for temperature control. 

The diet of fire ants is quite versatile. In the wild, fire ants enjoy everything from vegetation to bugs and dying or dead animals, and once they make their way into your home, they’ll focus on sweets. Once they’ve found their way into your home, they become much more challenging to manage. Protect your Pop-Tarts® by preventing infiltration by red imported fire ants.

Fire ants will also cause property damage to everything from crops to home foundations, wiring, HVAC systems, and more. The extent of the damage can be shocking, destroying the whole integrity of the structure itself.

Fire Ant Control, LLC, provides the best available treatment for red imported fire ants. Our treatment will provide an 85% reduction in fire ants by the end of one life cycle, and with follow-up services every four months, your property will remain that way. 

Our products and techniques are effective and authorized for application around animals and people with no period you have to wait before re-entering the property. This granular bait appeals to fire ants as a food source, so they’ll take it to the queen for sustenance, sealing their demise.

The bait works because it’s an insect growth inhibitor, causing the queen to lose the ability to lay new eggs, so as the already laid eggs hatch and the ants die, the colony zeros out with no replacements. Within a life cycle, the colony is done.

You can also minimize the fire ant presence by feeding animals just enough, leaving no extra, and storing their food in sealed containers. It would also help to keep your yard clean from debris, food, rotten logs, and other elements that attract fire ants. Since water is appealing, fix water leaks quickly and avoid leaving standing water.

Call Fire Ant Control, LLC, at the first sign of fire ants now that you know what color they are. We provide treatment and prevention services, which you can arrange by booking online or calling (239) 312-8200.