Fire ants are found in urban, agricultural and wildlife areas and can be a serious health risk to people, animals and plants. When fire ants are disturbed, they are aggressive and will bite and sting.
Fire ants are red and black and vary in size from 1/16 inch to almost a ¼ inch in length. They build mounds of soil. The mounds are usually no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Often mounds can be much smaller which make them harder to detect.
How to Tell if You Have Fire Ants
If you think you might have fire ants, look for mounds in soil, with multiple openings.
How We Help With This Type of Pest Control
There are several treatment options for fire ants.
Fire ant bait consists of pesticides on processed corn grits coated with soybean oil. Worker ants take the bait back to the colony, where it is shared with the queen, which then either dies or becomes infertile. Baits are slow-acting and require weeks to months to achieve 80% to 90% control. Bait products can be used to easily treat large areas effectively. They contain extremely low amounts of toxins.
Liquid drenches generally eliminate mounds within a few hours and leave little surface residue after application.
Granular products are relatively fast acting and usually require putting granules on and around the mound and then sprinkling 1 to 2 gallons of water on without disturbing the mound.
Each situation can be unique. We will determine and recommend the best course of action for your situation.
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