Fire Ant Control

What Are Fire Ants?

Fire ants are an invasive species of ants that thrive in warm, moist habitats. There are four types of fire ants, the red imported fire ant, southern fire ant, desert fire ant, and tropical fire ant – all of them recognized for their reddish-black color. The red imported fire ant has been disrupting homes and businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas since the 1950s. While fire ants would establish their nests in any soft soil, they favor open and sunny areas like lawns, golf courses, pastures, parks, and meadows. They may also establish colonies in decaying tree bases, logs, and stumps. These ants are a competitive and aggressive species that when disrupted will rush in and swarm up surfaces (like your arms or legs), ready to bite or sting. Their stinger produces fire ant venom called solenopsin, which is very painful and leaves itchy and burning blisters that can last for a week.

To get rid of these invasive species and avoid their painful stingers, it’s best to invest in professional fire ant control services. At EcoStar Pest Control, our fire ant control treatment involves the use of special injection treatments and bait products to kill off colonies and infestations. The Two-Step fire ant control method is another effective treatment, which involves spreading or “broadcasting” bait 1-2 times a year, as well as targeting individual mounds in problem areas with treatments like insecticide to further reduce fire ant populations. If you are planning to avail of fire ant control methods to remove any mounds and colonies, it’s best to schedule it from late August to October, before the species’ foraging activities slow down during the winter. Our team of fire ant control experts have the expertise and experience to guide you and give you professional insights on how to eliminate and prevent fire ant infestations for good.

Fire Ant Control

Benefits of Fire Ant Control

Benefits of Fire Ant Control

When fire ants sting, they cause a burning sensation and itching blisters, putting you at risk of infections. The venom of fire ants can cause serious effects such as anaphylaxis or shock.

Protection of Your Crops

Fire ants can seriously damage agricultural crops such as corn, citrus, okra, and soybean. If you are a farm owner or you want to safeguard your home vegetable garden, it is best to have regular fire ant inspections conducted.

Additional Property Protection

Fire ants can also affect your property’s structural integrity by excavating the ground to build tunnels. This can result in structural damage when near walls, pathways, driveways, ceilings, and other wooden structures. Avoid the expenses and safety risks with our cost-effective fire ant control solutions.

Protection of Electrical Equipment

Fire ants can infest and damage air conditioners, circuit breakers, electric pumps, switch boxes, and more. They can cause damaged wiring, short circuits, and fire hazards. Our fire ant control services can effectively prevent these from happening.

Comprehensive Ant Control

At EcoStar Pest Control, our fire ant protection plans can be tailored to include quarterly site visits, ant inspection, fire ant treatments, and other services for other types of pests.

Why Choose EcoStar Pest Control?

Here at EcoStar Pest Control, you rest easy in knowing that our fire ant control specialists will treat your home or place of business as if it were their own. As part of our commitment to efficiency and excellence, we only use industry-leading tools and equipment, high quality pest control products, and tried-and-tested and innovative ant control treatment methods to remove any signs of fire ants on your property and keep them from returning. Whether you’re in need of residential or commercial ant control solutions, our ant control protection plans are designed for properties of any size and layout. Contact us today to learn more about our ant control services and comprehensive protection plans best suited for you.