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 …

Fire Ant Biology

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Ant stages
Ant developmental stages

Fire Ant Habitat

Imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects that usually produce hills or mounds in open areas where …

Natural Enemies of Fire Ants


Pseudacteon</em> spp.  phorid fly attacking fire ant.  Courtesy Sanford Porter, USDA-ARS.Classical or self-sustaining biological control is the use of imported natural enemies to suppress pests.

Self-sustaining biological control can be an effective and environmentally safe method to permanently control pests over wide areas.  As such, it is the basis …