Ants are America’s number one pest problem and fire ants are a special breed. These aggressive stingers can have colonies of up to 250,000 workers ready to strike.
They can ruin your landscaping, cause problems with the electrical components in your air conditioning unit and trigger allergic reactions in some people and pets.
These ants are extremely aggressive and anything that intrudes into their colonies are met with repeated stinging.
How to Identify Fire Ants:
They have a red color and are about a quarter inch long and have a nasty sting that’s well fitting to their name! Fire ants also love to nest in unsightly mounds of one or two feet in diameter and about eight inches high.
Clark’s offers three types of treatments:
(1) TopChoice, (2) Fire Ant Baiting, and (3) Traditional Pesticide Applications.
It is a selective pesticide and will not kill beneficial organisms. Proper application only requires 1 treatment per year for fire ants. Fleas and ticks are guaranteed for 30 days and it yields 90% control for most of time. It is guaranteed for one year from date of initial treatment.
Fire Ant Baiting-Dupont Advion/Extinguish Plus
Can kill mounts outside treated area, i.e. neighbor’s yard. It is a selective pesticide and will not kill beneficial organisms. It is a great choice for areas where ground is covered with concrete, stone, brick and other obstructions and has cheaper unpfront cost!
Similar in cost to baiting approach and is non-selective pesticide: it kills most other insects that are affecting the health of your lawn. The residual killing effect lasts for 30-90 days!
Many yards have unique circumstances that require different treatments. Some may require a combination of the three treatments. If your problem is fire ants only, Topchoice will save you money in the long run with fewer treatments. We’ve seen lawns go as long as 18 months to 2 years before we are called back for another treatmen! If your problem includes non-biting ants, the traditional pesticide application should be selected. Fire Ant baiting is recommended only if you want a scheduled spring and summer application, or as a part of the TopChoice application to speed up control. Call us today for more information!Olivia Atkinson - June 4, 2020
In the heat of summer is when mosquitoes come out to do their worst. Make sure you are protected!
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide and 150 in the United States.
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SEEING MOSQUITOES WHEN…
You see slender bodies, long legs and one pair of scaled wings with a pair of halters- not the ones made famous in the 60s, but modified wings for balance.
You notice the house mosquito with it’s light brown tone & white strips-hanging around stagnant waters.
These stagnant waters include ponds, marshes, and swamps…but their favorite hang out spot is in ditches, bird baths, gutters, old tires, and other unnatural environments.
Although they look fragile, they are extremely resilient and prey on a variety of animals.
COVID-19… CAN MOSQUITOS CARRY IT?
Here’s what the experts have to say……
You’re in the clear! According to the WHO (World Health Organization), there’s no information or evidence to suggest that they carry the virus. Also, it must be able to replicate inside the mosquito, which the coronavirus has not been shown to do.
SEND THEM PACKING!
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