Whether you own a home or a commercial property in Immokalee, FL, Fire Ant Control, LLC guarantees that we have the best solution to your fire ant problem!
Headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, Fire Ant Control and our sister companies serve the entire imported red fire ant quarantine area of the southeastern U.S., and are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day. We are recognized specialists in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land.
Why Fire Ants Adore the Gulf Coast
Collier County, which is located at the southern end of Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast, has a warm, temperate climate with significant rainfall throughout the year. In other words, it’s heaven for fire ants!
These troublemakers adore moist land. They love open areas that are exposed to direct sun, and prefer watered lawns, highway shoulders, pond shores and river banks as nesting grounds.
How Fire Ants Harm Your Crops & Trees
Areas of Collier County, like Immokalee, are heavily agricultural (it’s the center of tomato growing in the U.S.), and are susceptible to significant damage from fire ants.
Fire ants eat young saplings and seedlings as well as the germinating seeds of plants, grasses, wildflowers, citrus fruit, and earthworms. They can cause girdling and allow roots to be exposed to the air, thus drying out root systems. They tunnel into the base of young plant stalks and into potato tubers.
Fire ants also compete with and kill native beneficial organisms. They reduce local, native ant populations by as much as 90% and interfere with their spreading of seeds. They attack and kill bees, interfering with the pollination of flowers.
How Fire Ants Harm Your Livestock & Equipment
Fire Ants have a major impact on farming activities, from workers in the fields to vulnerable livestock.
They pose 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.
Fire ants can also cause extensive damage to 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.
Choose a Proven Fire Ant Killer
Fire Ant Control’s proven fire ant treatment focuses on sterilizing the queen. The potent bait is ingested by the worker ants and carried down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. It is superior to sprays and insecticides that are short-lived (only killing surface ants), sometimes dangerous, and very expensive.
Extermination is not instantaneous but, once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.
Fire ants fly away from their colonies to mate, however, so they will eventually come back. Consequently, we recommend treatment twice a year to prevent further fire ant colonization on your property
Get in touch with Fire Ant Control, LLC to learn more about fire ant control and treatment in Immokalee, FL. Our effective, affordable solution will ensure that your property is safer for your crops and livestock. Give us a call at (239) 244-1436 for a free estimate on our fully licensed and insured services.