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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!
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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