Little Fire Ants are not widely established on Lānaʻi.
Any ants suspected to be little fire ants should be collected and reported. Reports can go to Pūlama Lānaʻi or call the Statewide Pest Hotline: 643-PEST (7378).
- Background: During the trace forwards on hāpuʻu shipments in December 2013 and January 2014, USDA APHIS staff detected LFA on Lanai in a location where infested hāpuʻu had been planted. Pūlama Lānaʻi took on the responsibility to treat and monitor this limited area. Additionally, they have been provided with survey, treatment, and prevention information. No little fire ants were detected during a recent survey of ports and nurseries.
- Current Status: Monitoring