Q: What did Pink Panther say when he stepped on an ant?
A: Dead ant, dead ant… Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant!
Haha, that’s a bad joke, but all silliness aside, it’s time to talk about pesky fire ants!
If ants are looming around your home they can cause serious damage. Some of the most common ants in Texas include the acrobat ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, odorous house ants, and rover ants. While they all are a nuisance, Imported Fire Ants are our main concern.
Fire ants are easily distinguished because of their bright red color. They have biting ability that delivers a painful, venom-filled sting. Even worse, they can sting repeatedly and will attack in large numbers.
This obviously doesn’t sound like fun your family had in mind while enjoying yourselves in the backyard!
Fire Ant Treatment Details
We will apply a one-time, long lasting ant treatment using the active ingredient Fipronil. This product will control fire ants for one year (guaranteed) and as an extra benefit it will treat nuisance ants (lasius neoniger) for three months.
This long residual insecticide works on contact when applied to the lawn and landscape surfaces. While this treatment may be more costly than purchasing a bag at a garden center, it is more effective because ants that move into treated areas will be eliminated while the chemical is active for 12 months.
We can’t help you if you still have the Pink Panther theme song stuck in your head, but we can certainly help you protecting against these ants and other common lawn problems.
College Fund Landscaping’s GADA Program
GADA stands for Grub, Ant, Disease, & Aeration. It’s our little acronym for preventative turf care solutions that will keep your lawn healthy – which means green, lush plus weed and ant free.
Our GADA program is an additional service that is not included in our standard 7-Step Fertilization and Weed Control Program. Here’s a link to our website where you can learn more about it.
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