Fire Ant Control in Jackson
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Superior Fire Ant Control in Jackson
In most cases, ants are more of a nuisance than a threat. Fire ants are an exception to this rule. With painful bites and a tendency to swarm, they have been known to fatally attack pets and even, in rare cases, people. Although they used to be found only in the southern states, in the past few decades, they’ve become relatively common in Wisconsin.
If you notice a fire ant colony on your property, call SynergyÂ² to have it removed. We use integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to both eliminate colonies and keep new ones from forming. With friendly customer service and proven success rates, SynergyÂ² has become known as Jackson’s leading fire ant control companies.
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What is a Fire Ant?
There are many species of fire ants in the United States. Some are native, and some are invasive species. Each one has its own characteristics, but the one that unites them all is their painful bite. They usually build their ant hills in open, sunny areas like parks, meadows, lawns, and fields. They can often be found near trees or decaying logs—places that offer them a constant source of food.
The rule is that they won’t attack unless provoked. However, like wasp nests and beehives, their mounds may not be obvious to people walking by. This is especially true for children and pets. Any animal that steps on the mound or near it might end up swarmed by fire ants. And because they can bite repeatedly, fire ant attacks can be very dangerous. Don’t risk the health and safety of your loved ones, contact Jackson’s leading pest control service today!
How Does SynergyÂ² Control Fire Ants?
We use integrated pest management (IPM) plan to eliminate colonies and prevent future ones from forming. Our goal is to work with the environment and ant behavior to keep colonies from forming.
Fire Ant Elimination for Active Mounds
Fire ant colonies can grow to as much as 250,000 workers. To kill a large colony, it’s not enough to spray pesticides. You have to kill the queen. We use a laboratory tested, commercial grade ant bait that the workers believe is food. When they bring the bait into their colony, they feed it to each other and the queen. Once the queen is dead, the colony will typically wither and die too. The whole process can take several weeks, depending on how quickly the ants take and distribute the bait.
Fire Ant Prevention
If you live in an area that consistently has new fire ant colonies, it’s necessary to create a fire ant prevention strategy. We usually broadcast fire ant bait in the spring and fall. In the spring, the ants will begin to form new colonies. They may travel to your property at that time. However, ant colonies don’t usually die over the winter. They can last for up to 10 years! So, every good fire ant prevention strategy must include a fire ant bait broadcast in the fall too.