What Can You Use to Control Fire Ants in Horse Pastures?

At Fire Ant Control, LLC, we are often asked, “What can you use to control fire ants in horse pastures?” We specialize in controlling fire ants on any size or type of land. Careful application of our food-like granular bait kills fire ant colonies from the inside out.

Fire Ant Control’s potent fire ant killer is the best way to help protect your land and livestock. It is horse-friendly and can be applied to pastures, rangeland, meadows, lawns, landscape areas, corrals and other animal holding areas.

What Can You Use to Control Fire Ants in Horse Pastures?Headquartered 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.

Keep Your Livestock Safe

Red fire ants infest hundreds of millions of acres in the United States, and the USDA predicts that they will eventually make their homes across the south from coast to coast, where they already have a major impact on farming activities, from workers in the fields to vulnerable horses and other livestock.

Fire ants are a significant threat to very young animals, to caged and penned animals, to newborns if they lie down or are born on or near a mound, to weak animals that suffer from wounds or open sores, and those that are old and unable to move out of harm’s way.

They can cause extensive damage to gardens and crops, haying operations, cement slabs, and electrical wires and equipment. And the mounds themselves can damage pickups and ATVs and cause horses to fall and riders to take bad spills.

If your animals are attacked, get them away from the fire ant source quickly. Brush away all fire ants from the animal’s body, and try to avoid getting stung yourself. Spraying the animal with water will just aggravate the ants, causing them to hold on tight and sting more viciously. If the attack is severe, you may need to visit a veterinarian to treat the stings and pustules or blisters that develop.

To eliminate a fire ant colony, the queen must be killed. In multi-queen colonies, all queens must be killed. If the queens are not killed, the colony will most likely establish itself in another nearby area.

Fix Your Fire Ant Problem Now

Fire Ant Control, LLC’s potent, food-like granular bait contains an insect growth regulator that sterilizes the queen and is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, and on pastures, hay fields and farmland.

Unlike other topical treatments, our granular bait goes straight to the source. Worker ants eat the bait and carry it down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally.  Once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.

Because fire ants fly, they will eventually move back in. However, with just two treatments a year, your property can be 85% to 95% free of fire ants for four months at a time.

What can you do to control fire ants in horse pastures? You can leave fire ant control to the professionals at Fire Ant Control, LLC. Our granular bait is the best way to help protect your horse pasture and livestock from harm. Call us today at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate.