Fire Ants Control – Reynolds Pest Management

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Controlling Fire Ants

fire ant, fire antsThere are 2 separate types of imported fire ants colonies. They are single queen colonies and multiple queen colonies. Multiple queen colonies are prone to migrate from mound to mound. Single queen colonies are the complete opposite. They are extremely territorial, defending their home and not traveling to other mounds.

In a single acre infested with single queen colony fire ants, there are up to 7 million ants, or up to 150 mounds. Multiple queen colonies are found to have as many as 200 plus mounds per acre or an estimated 40 million ants.

• Colonies of imported red fire ants consist of the brood plus several types of adults
• Queens (there may be multiple queens per colony) are much larger than the workers and have wings
• Wingless worker females ants are sterile and have to tend to the larvae and protect the queen(s) by defending the nest from invaders
• Workers also sense when the queen(s) is endangered and will then move her
• Worker males do have wings with black bodies and smaller heads than females
• Reproductive females and males are winged

Types of Fire Ants

Favorable spots for the fire ants to live are in sunny areas like meadows, lawns, parks, or fields. Fire ants are also know to infest dead logs, trees and under foundations of dwellings. Some mounds are able to reach up to 1 foot and a half depending on the soil type.

Reynolds Pest Management offers speacial programs to rid your yard of fire ants. Not only will they rid your lawn of pests, they can provide it with fertilization to give you a healthy green pest free yard.

Fire ants survive off the moisture found in the soil they live in. On dry days, the ants will burrow farther in the earth to find the moisture they need. Fire ants are most active during the spring and fall season when Florida gets most of its rain. During this time it is easy to spot the fire ant mounds.

Rid Your Yard of Fire Ants

Whether you have fire ants or want to prevent your home from ever getting them, contact Reynolds Pest for the best protection around.

Why Hire Reynolds Pest Management?

  • When it comes to treating for ants we will give you a plan to prepare, and what to expect.
  • We use only the highest quality products for controlling ants for better results and safety.
  • We can give you references of other Ant jobs we have done.
  • We are Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.

Finally, we are committed to providing a quick, affordable, and most importantly, effective solution to your pest problem, and we take every measure to protect your and your family’s safety throughout the process. Call Us Today!

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, for Fire ant Pest Control-Extermination, Contact Us by Email, or Call 772-334-7007 or 561-746-7969.

Pest control is an essential element in our warm, coastal climate. Whether you do it yourself, or hire a professional company, there are many pests in Florida. There are many types of ants in Florida. Here is a partial list of some of the ants you may have, or may encounter:

Carpenter Ants
White Footed Ants 
Fire Ants
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