Fire Ant Control, LLC provides the most effective and affordable fire ant treatment for homes and businesses in Port Charlotte, FL and beyond. Our services are fully licensed and insured.
To prevent a fire ant colony from thriving, all queens must be sterilized to stop them from reproducing. Spraying insecticide on the nest is not enough to eradicate the ants. It may even cause the colony to scatter and start a colony elsewhere on your property, making it even more difficult to control them.
Fire Ant Control, LLC is recognized as a specialist in controlling red fire ants on any size or type of land. Our 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, farmland, and public and private lands.. With two treatments a year, your property can be 85% to 95% free of fire ants for six months at a time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Fire Ants
Are fire ants harmful?
Fire ants are harmful to people, pets, and livestock. When their mounds are disturbed, hundreds of ants will swarm out of the ground and aggressively sting intruders within seconds. People and animals may be allergic to the venom in the sting. Anaphylactic shock can also occur (in people and pets), requiring quick attention to prevent a deadly outcome.
Can fire ants damage equipment?
Fire ants infest machinery and electrical equipment. They chew on insulation and can cause short circuits in air conditioning, lighting and other mechanical equipment. The mounds themselves can damage pickups and ATVs and cause horses to fall and riders to take bad spills.
Can fire ants kill plants?
Red imported fire ants can be a nuisance in the vegetable garden and can damage and kill plants and trees. They kill agricultural crops by tunneling into the base of young plant stalks and compete with and kill native beneficial organisms, such as bees and native ants.
How long do fire ants live?
Worker ants typically live from 30 to 180 days. The fire ant queen, on the other hand, has an average lifespan of two to seven years and lays up to 1,500 eggs per day!
Can I drown fire ants to get rid of them?
No; not even floods will drown or deter these pests. When their nests are flooded, they emerge from underground, link their legs together, and form a watertight ball or “living raft” that can float on the water. The worker ants carefully protect the queen in the middle and carry any eggs along until they come across dry land where they re-establish a new colony.
What is the best way to kill fire ants?
Outside of calling licensed pest management professionals like Fire Ant Control, LLC, there is no “best way” to kill these destructive ants. The key to controlling them is to identify them quickly and take action to minimize the damage they cause to humans, animals and property.
To combat the harmful effects of fire ants on your Port Charlotte, FL property, call Fire Ant Control, LLC at (239) 244-1436 for a free estimate and get started with our effective, long-lasting treatment.