What Do Fire Ants Eat?
Do fire ants harm plants? What do they eat? What can be done to get rid of them? Get the answers you need from Fire Ant Control, LLC, the recognized specialists in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land.
If you are looking for a proven method of controlling fire ants on your residential, commercial or agricultural property, Fire Ant Control, LLC is the best fire ant killer around! From small lots to properties with thousands of acres, our guaranteed service provides an effective, affordable solution for getting rid of fire ants on public and private land.
About Red Imported Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) are the worst of all fire ant species because they reproduce rapidly, do extensive damage, and are more aggressive than other species.
They build nests outdoors in mounds of soil that are about the size of dinner plates and live several feet beneath them in an elaborate network of subterranean tunnels. They pose a serious public health threat, injuring more than 20 million adults and children each year with their stings.
Red imported fire ants consume liquids and miniscule particles of solid foods. Worker ants pass food to one another and feed larvae and queens by mouth. They are omnivorous, eating both plant and animal foods, or just about anything they can find!
The fire ant diet includes carbohydrates (sugars), fats and protein. Their menu includes insects, earthworms, ticks, spiders, honeydew and other sweets, oils, oily seeds, meats, small birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
To complement their smorgasbord, fire ants also damage agricultural crops such as corn, sorghum and soybeans by feeding on germinating seeds, tunneling into the bases of young corn stalks and potato tubers, and eating young okra and fruits.
How Our Proven Fire Ant Treatment Works
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.
Fire Ant Control, LLC’s proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. Extermination is not instantaneous but, once the worker ants have eaten the potent granular bait and carried it down into the colony, sterilizing the queen, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.
Your property will be nearly free of fire ants within weeks; however, because fire ants fly to mate, they may return. For this reason, we recommend having your property treated three times a year to prevent them from re-colonizing your property.
We’re so confident our treatment works, we guarantee that it will rid your residential, commercial or agricultural property of 85-95% of your fire ants for four months at a time, or your money back.
Get in touch with Fire Ant Control, LLC to learn more about fire ants, what they eat and how to protect yourself, your pets and your property from them. Give us a call at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate on our fully licensed and insured services.