Fire Ants in North Carolina


North Carolina’s red imported fire ant infestation continues to expand, partially as a result of recent mild winters but more recently due to increased residential and industrial development and subsequent introductions of fire ants in infested sod and nursery stock.…

Information for Arkansas Residents

Distribution of Imported Fire Ants in Arkansas 2009

Distribution of Imported Fire Ants in Arkansas

Red imported fire ants were first reported in Arkansas in 1958 from Union Co. Currently there are 34 entire counties under the federal fire ant …

Information for Alabama Residents

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Decapitating fly distribution in Alabama, November, 2014

Since 1998, the Alabama Fire Ant Management Program has been releasing decapitating flies, natural enemies of imported fire ants. Thus far, five species of decapitating flies have been released in Alabama: Pseudacteon tricuspis

Fire Ants in California

After the initial discovery of red imported fire ants in Orange County and parts of Los Angeles County and Riverside County, California, in October 1998, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) delineated the infestation and issued proclamations …

Regional Information about Fire Ants

Fire Ant Programs WithIn the U.S.

Fire ants are found in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and sporadically in Maryland. They have also …