All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  Topics will include how you can help good insects like bee pollinators and how to control insects we think of as bad, like …

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinars

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Learn About Ants and Other Pests from the Experts

See the schedule for upcoming webinars or watch one of our previous webinars. Brought to you by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice, eXtension, and its participating Cooperative Extension …

What happens to fire ants during a flood?

Photo by R. Strecker, courtsey of B Adams, LSUImported fire ants live in colonies in the soil. If a colony is flooded during a rainstorm or other high-water situation, the ants cling together and form a living raft that floats on the flood waters. Once the raft

Why do fire ant mounds pop up after a rain?

Just because you don’t see fire ants doesn’t mean they aren’t there. They’re just not making visible mounds because of the heat and drought.

With drought, the fire ant colonies move underground where they can obtain water and where temperatures …