Fire Ant Control

Savannah Fire Ant Control

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Ants live in colonies where their numbers can reach well up into the hundreds of thousands or even millions. And while that makes any ant issue a headache to deal with, none can live up to the obnoxious and frustrating nature of fire ants. These creatures get their name from their two distinctive characteristics: their bright red color and their venomous bites that cause searing pain. Fire ants are found throughout warm weather climates in the American south, and that means they are not at all uncommon here in Coastal Georgia.

Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control has extensive experience handling fire ant problems of all shapes and sizes. Whether you have found a colony somewhere on your property or you’re finding fire ants somewhere in your home, we can help you get rid of the problem and keep it away for good. Our methods focus on not only eliminating your current issue, but preventing it from returning with ongoing protection and pest barrier protection. Our philosophy of always doing right by our customers has guided and driven us since 1928, and today we’re proud to carry on that tradition.

When you need assistance with a fire ant problem, call Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control at (912) 513-3425! When there’s no substitute for the best, our team is the name to trust.

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Understanding Fire Ants

The key to stopping a fire ant problem is more than just eliminating current intruders—you also have to get rid of what drew them to your property in the first place. Fire ants seek resources like food, water, and shelter, and a colony can grow quickly when they find it. 

Fire ants are attracted to all of the following:

  • Garbage piles
  • Rotting plant debris
  • Wood piles
  • Animal carcasses

Too many times the “do it yourself” method utilizes generalized preparations that are not totally effective on fire ants. Your Yates-Astro technician is trained to determine if your needs can be met with individual mound treatment or a broadcast plan. Safe for humans and pets, our fire ant control uses just the right amount of product that is specifically formulated to treat fire ants.

Contact Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control today and receive a free estimate for your Savannah fire ant control services!

Fire Ant FAQs

What do fire ants eat?

Fire ants are omnivores, which means they eat a wide variety of foods. They primarily feed on small insects, seeds, and sugary substances like nectar and honeydew. Additionally, they are known to scavenge on dead animals and other organic matter when the opportunity arises.

What do fire ants look like?

Fire ants are reddish-brown to reddish-black ants, ranging in size from about 1.6 to 6.4 millimeters in length. They are distinguished by their segmented bodies, with a head, thorax, and abdomen, and possess a pair of bent antennae. Additionally, they have a stinger at the tip of their abdomen, which they use for defense.

Where do fire ants live?

Fire ants are commonly found in warm and tropical regions around the world. They build nests in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, forests, and urban areas. Their nests can be large mounds of loose soil, or they may be located underground, with tunnels leading to the surface.

How long do fire ants live?

The lifespan of a worker fire ant typically ranges from several weeks to a few months. However, queen fire ants, which are the reproductive members of the colony, can live for several years, often up to 7 years or more in some species. The longevity of a fire ant depends on factors such as its role in the colony and environmental conditions.

How do you get rid of fire ants?

To effectively get rid of fire ants, you can use bait or mound treatment methods. Bait treatments involve placing ant bait near the mound, which the workers carry back to the colony, eventually killing the queen. Mound treatments involve directly applying insecticides to the mound, which can be effective but may not eliminate the entire colony. It's often recommended to consult with a pest control professional for the most effective and safe approach in your specific situation.

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