Pet Friendly Treatment for Fire Ants

Fire ants cause a great deal of pain and aggravation to humans, but they can also be hazardous to your pets. Why not take advantage of pet-friendly fire ant treatment from Fire Ant Control, LLC?

Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) were accidentally brought into the port of Mobile, Alabama, from Brazil around 1930. They are the worst of all fire ant species because they mate often, reproduce rapidly, are more aggressive, and have an extremely painful venomous sting that can be serious or even lethal.

Pet Friendly Treatment for Fire AntsHeadquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, Fire Ant Control, LLC, and our sister companies, serve the entire imported fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S., and are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day.

Our proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. The potent granular bait is picked up by worker ants and transported to their underground nests, causing the queen and the rest of the colony to die naturally.  Our treatment is superior to sprays and insecticides that are short-lived (only killing surface ants), sometimes dangerous, and very expensive.

Fire Ants & Your Pets

According to veterinarians, small animals and pets are treated more often than any other type of animal for fire ant related injuries.

The ants sting and, occasionally, kill small animals, particularly the very young, very old, caged animals, and those with wounds or limited mobility, zeroing in on the nose, eyes, ears, the tender skin of the abdomen, legs, and other areas of their bodies that have little or no hair to protect them.

While most pets will leave fire ant mounds alone, playing or digging near the colonies may result in attacks from thousands of aggravated, stinging ants. Depending on the severity of the stings, treatment by a veterinarian may be necessary for allergic reactions, respiratory failure and worse.

Red imported fire ants eat almost any protein material, and are also attracted to the nutrients in the food you leave outdoors for your pet. When ants invade the food, your pet may refuse to eat.

Fire Ant Control

Fire ant mounds can be treated with liquid insecticide products as well as chemical dusts and granules. These synthetic chemicals can be poured into or spread around the mounds and may be successful at killing some of the ants. However, this temporary method will not eliminate the colony, and the chemicals can be toxic to people, pets and livestock.

Fortunately, Fire Ant Control, LLC is a recognized specialist in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land.

Careful application of our potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out. The bait contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, and on farmland, pastures, and hay fields.

We guarantee that our treatment will rid 85-95% of the fire ants from your residential, commercial or agricultural property for four months at a time, or your money back.

If you are looking for a pet-friendly treatment for fire ants, the only successful method is to kill the ant colony from the inside out. Call Fire Ant Control today at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate!