Treating Fire Ants in Gulf Coast Alabama
Mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and now, fire ants! Mosquito Joe of Gulf Coast Alabama now provides fire ant treatments to our residential and commercial customers. Here in Alabama, fire ants are no joke! Did you know red imported fire ants were introduced into the United States through the Port of Mobile during the 1930s? It’s unfortunate, but we are here to eradicate them so that you and your family can enjoy the outdoors bite-free.
Fire ants build mounds in almost any type of soil, but prefer open, sunny areas such as pastures, parks, lawns, meadows, and cultivated fields. Mounds can reach 18 inches in height, depending on the type of soil. Often mounds are located in rotting logs and around stumps and trees. Colonies also can occur in or under buildings. Fire ants live in colonies in the soil and the mound you see above ground represents just a portion of the entire nest.
The single queen colonies are territorial. Multi-plan queen colonies move freely from one mound to another, which results in a dramatic increase in the number of mounds per acre. Areas infested with single queen colonies contain 40 to 150 mounds per acre (rarely more than 7 million ants per acre). In areas with multiple queen colonies, there may be 200 or more mounds and 40 million ants per acre.
To make sure we achieve maximum effectiveness, we treat your yard with broadcast treatments 4 times a year and treat individual ant mounds monthly that can be visually seen. Just like our mosquito treatments, no contracts are required and your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Don’t stay inside worried about fire ants biting you or your loved ones. Give us a call at 251-272-4950 for more information or to request a free quote.