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Monitoring Imported Fire Ants for Management Decisions
(Modified from: Drees, B. M., Calixto, A. A. and Nester, P. R. (2012), Integrated pest management concepts for red imported fire ants Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Science 19(5))
Active Ant Mounds Per Unit Area
Once imported fire ants …
Common Ant Species at Food Lure Baits
Note: This article was modified from Johnson, J., A. Calixto, M. Harris and B. Drees. 2011. “Common ant fauna observed at lures when sampling for fire ants” in Proceedings of the Imported Fire Ant Conference (P. Nester, ed.), Galveston, Texas, …
What happens to fire ants during a flood?
Imported 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 …
How do I kill fire ants on poultry farms?
Imported fire ants can cause problems on poultry farms by attacking chickens and foraging on broken eggs. Fire ant stings cause blemishes that can reduce the quality of poultry. For management of imported fire ants in and around poultry houses, …
Are there fire ants or other ants that sting in Canada? How about in the northeastern United States? How about Hawaii?
There are no true fire ants in Canada or the northeastern United States. The term “fire ants” refers to a select group of ant species in the genus Solenopsis.
S. W. Taber, in his book Fire Ants (Texas A&M …
How can I tell if those are flying ants or termites swarming at the foundation of my house?
How do fire ants affect other animal populations?
In areas where fire ant populations are very high, the ants may reduce populations of other ground-dwelling insects. This includes some native ant species, with which they compete for resources. Reducing the population of ground dwelling insects may affect the …
Are there any home remedies that will kill fire ants?
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Many fire ant home remedies have been proposed and used. However, many fire ant products on the market are as safe as or safer than the home remedies. Often, a …
Are fire ant baits toxic to humans and pets?
Fire ant bait materials have a variety of active ingredients with varying toxicity levels. Because such a small amount of active ingredient is in the bait, humans or animals would have to eat a huge amount before getting sick or …