FIRE ANT CONTROL JACKSONVILLE, FL
How to get rid of Fire Ants
Although there are many different types of ants that may be found in your landscape, the ones we primarily deal with as lawn care professionals are domestic and imported fire ants. Although both of these are certainly a nuisance and present about the same results when bitten, imported fire ants are much more aggressive and in recent years have taken over many of the domestic colonies.
It has been my experience that lawns regularly being treated for insects, will have a decreased population of FIRE ANTS. That being said, they are nomadic and therefore new colonies will pop up even as old ones are being removed. The surest way to be rid of a healthy fire ant population for an extended period of time is to use a product called Top Choice. The active ingredient is called fipronil, and can produce control of many types of ants for as long as a year if treated properly.
Products such as Top Choice have an active ingredient of Fipronil, which can provide several months of control for fire ants. other options include treating with a pyrethroid insecticide which will give control for a month or so, but because of their nomadic nature, new colonies will appear. Over the counter baits can also be used successfully for short term, but new colonies will likely appear.