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fire ants in jacksonville, fl

What do fire ants look like?

Fire ants live together in huge colonies, but the individual ants are tiny. Adult fire ant adults grow to be between 1/8th and 3/8th of an inch in length. They are dark reddish-brown and have segmented bodies.

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When are fire ants most active?

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What do fire ant nests look like? 

Fire ant mounds are large, between two and four square feet, and have an oblong, irregular shape. The entrances and exits are located on the sides of the mounds, not on the top. Fire ants build their nests in open, sunny areas and avoid constructing them in wooded areas or areas with a lot of shade.

What attracts fire ants?

These ants are attracted to warm, humid environments, and large open outdoor spaces such as yards, parks, and fields, making Northeast Florida the perfect environment. 

They are also attracted to properties that offer them easy access to food sources. Fire ants are omnivores, meaning that they feed on a wide variety of plants and animals, including earthworms, spiders, small mammals such as birds and rodents, and any fruits or vegetables that they happen across.

Are fire ants dangerous?

Fire ants aggressively defend themselves and their nests from perceived threats, including humans and animals, by attacking in large numbers and repeatedly stinging and injecting venom.

Being bitten by fire ants is not only extremely painful but can also be dangerous. Their venom can trigger anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.

How do I get rid of fire ants?

At Lindsey Pest Services, we offer fire ant control in Greater Jacksonville and Northeast Florida that eliminates ants and their mounds. What's more, we also offer an ongoing home pest control plan that includes regular fire ant treatments. Check out our Best Plan below or give us a call to find out how we can help you take the stinging out of these ants!

Best Pest Control Plan

For protection from common household pests and pests that take over your backyard, Lindsey Pest’s Best plan is the ideal choice.  Starting at only $69* per month, this home pest control plan offers the same benefits as the Better plan but also includes treatments that significantly reduce mosquito activity, control fire ants, and keep scorpions and other stinging insects away from your property! 

With this plan, you’ll receive an initial service that includes a comprehensive interior and exterior inspection, as well as treatment for any existing pest problems. To keep your home pest-free, a Lindsey Pest technician will return every quarter to treat the exterior of the home.  

  • Quarterly Pest Service

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  • 30+ Common Pests

  • Webbing Removal (Up to 12 ft)

  • Wasp Removal (Up to 12 ft)

  • Rodent Control & Trapping

  • Seasonal Mosquito Suppression

  • Fire Ant Control

  • Scorpion & Other Stinging Insect Control

Pests Covered In This Program:

German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Brown Banded Cockroaches, Australian Cockroaches, Asian Cockroaches, Woods Roaches, Carpenter Ants, Pyramid Ants, Rover Ants, Ghost Ants, Thief Ants, Monomorium Ants, Acrobat Ants, Big-Headed Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Little Black Ants, Silverfish, Fire Brats, Springtails, Psocids, Polistes, Wasps, Crickets, Earwigs, Cellar Spiders, Jumping Spiders, Weevils, Cigarette Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Confused Flour Beetles, and Fungus Gnats, Rodents PLUS Mosquitoes, Fire Ants, Scorpions, and Stinging Insects.

Additional Details 

* New customers only - after initial fee. Some exclusions may apply.
* One year service agreement required
* Early cancellation fee may apply

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