Fire ants cause billions of dollars in damage to people and property every year. If you see ant mounds like the ones on this page or your family or pets have already been bitten, it’s not too late, but it’s a good idea to treat these pests quickly.
There is more than one species of fire ant, but the species called “red imported fire ant” is very common in our area, and these are the ones that cause the most damage.
Red imported fire ants in our area thrive in backyards, golf courses, and recreational areas, but they can also nest under driveways, house foundations and lawns.
Fire ant nests can damage driveways, electrical wiring, and housing foundations. Bites from these pests are painful and in some cases can cause anaphylactic shock. Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFAs) are more than a nuisance. They can be a health risk and cause significant property damage.
Mole crickets are the #1 turf damaging insect in the Southeast. A single adult mole cricket can kill 10 square feet of grass per day! These pests are not a threat to your health, but they can do massive damage your lawn.
Gro-Masters uses TopChoice. A premium product only available to trained and licensed commercial RIFA and Mole Cricket prevention professionals. This product is safe for residential and commercial applications, guaranteed by Bayer to control mole crickets and Red Imported Fire Ants, and is not available for purchase by consumers anywhere in the US.
There are a lot of great lawn care products available to consumers at Home Depot and other hardware stores. But there are risks to doing your own lawn care and there are products that only licensed professionals can use. These products are completely safe when handled by trained lawn care professionals. Here are some articles about lawn care in Savannah that can help you decide what's best for your yard:
Fungal turf diseases are very common throughout the country and can leave your lawn looking brown or burnt and in some cases, permanently kill the grass all together. In the Southeast, the most common of these diseases are Brown Patch, Take All Patch and Gray Leaf Spot. You can read more about lawn fungus here.
Also, check out our free eBook about lawn diseases in Savannah, GA and The Low Country and what to do about them. It's free.