Why Do I have Fire Ants?
For the very same reason we live in sub-tropical Southwest Florida is the same reason Fire Ants call it home, they favor warm and sunny weather conditions. They prefer dry fields and avoid shady areas (thick wooded vegetation). These colonies can have hundreds of thousands of ants with at least one queen. Southwest Florida Fire Ants can also move into your yard as a result of already being in an infested nursery plant or grass sod that is being installed in your home�s landscaping.
With colonies growing to be so large, they can very easily spread across multiple properties which makes the control and prevention of them very difficult. If your neighbors have Fire Ants, there is a very good chance you do as well.
Locating Fire Ants in Southwest Florida
One tell-tale sign that Fire Ants have moved in, is the discovery of their mounds in and around your yard. There mounds can become very large if gone unchecked. They can grow as much as two feet wide and nearly seven inches high with a population of 200,000 to 500,000 strong. You can also locate them by seeing activity of their worker and swarmer ants.
If you don’t see any mounds are any worker and swarmer ants, there is one final and not so fun way to detect them; you can be stung. Whether walking barefoot, wearing sandals in your yard, or gardening; you may fall victim to their stings. These stings can be extremely painful as their venom is highly irritating to humans and resembles a stinging and intense burning sensation. While it is painful to most humans, it is also fatal to some.
Fire Ant Facts in Southwest Florida
- Their venom is an alkaloid venom and can leave scaring.
- It’s very common to be swarmed by them, this means rather than a single sting, you may receive dozens.
- A queen Fire Ant can live for two to six years whereas workers live up to 180 days.
- Fire Ants are omnivores, meaning they can eat a wide range of foods which makes them challenging to get rid of.
- They were accidently brought to the United States in the 1930’s via a shipment of cargo.
Our Fire Ant Control Guarantee in Southwest Florida
All U Need Pest Control, Inc. guarantees your complete satisfaction in eliminating Southwest Florida Fire Ants. If there is a problem with any part of your service, both inside and out, we will come back out and re-service your home at no cost to you. Period.
Your most important investment is your family’s protection from unwanted pests. Your home and environment are a vital part of this protection. With our experienced and highly trained staff of Certified Pest Control Operators, All U Need Pest Control provides a safe and secure feeling from Southwest Florida Fire Ants.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding Southwest Florida Fire Ant Control Services, please feel free to call the office at any time at (239)424-8742 or our Sarasota location at (941)256-7370. Thank you for choosing All “U” Need Pest Control Inc.
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