Argentine Ants

Argentine ants feeding on a food droplet
Argentine ants trailing on structure

The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) — formerly named Iridomyrmex humilis – is one of the more troublesome ants in the United States. Argentine ants are mainly a nuisance to people because they are often found indoors, forming wide, noticeable …

Tawny (Rasberry) Crazy Ants


Tawny (Rasberry) Crazy Ant, Nylanderia fulva (Mayr)

drawing of a tawny crazy ant

Tawny crazy ants (Figures 1-2) are fast becoming an economic, ecological and nuisance pest in the southern United States.  This ant, also known as the Caribbean crazy ant, hairy crazy ant and Rasberry …

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested.  We will discuss troublesome insects such as invasive ants, landscape pests, and house

Odorous House Ants

close up of an odorous house antThe odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile (Say), is considered a pest when it enters structures searching for food, water or nest sites. It cannot sting because it lacks a sting and will likely only bite if you stick a hand …

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested.  We will discuss troublesome insects such as fire ants and landscape pests as …

Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control

cover picture for the broadcast baits publication. Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control with images of a hand-held bait spreader, an ant hill, and a Herd seeder mounted on a tractor.

 

When choosing a broadcast bait to control import­ed fire ants, hereafter referred to as fire ants, consumers and pest management professionals are faced with a confusing array of brand names and active ingredients with varying product performances. This guide …

John Hopkins

Copyright John Hopkins

Dr. Hopkins is an Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist with the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Department of Entomology, and has been located at the Cooperative Extension Service Headquarters in Little Rock since 2002. He initially joined the Cooperative …

Kelly Loftin

Dr. Kelly Loftin, University of Arkansas

Kelly Loftin is an Extension Entomologist at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He supports imported fire ant management, livestock and poultry IPM and forage pest management through applied research and extension education programs. His current applied research efforts …

Elizabeth “Wizzie” Brown

Wizzie Brown is an Extension program specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She received her bachelor’s of science degree in entomology from The Ohio State University and a master’s of science degree in entomology from Texas A&M University. …