There are no known established LFA populations on Lānaʻi. Continued monitoring of incoming agricultural related materials continues, and public ant submissions and reporting are requested.
Any and all ant samples are accepted and encouraged. Reports and ant samples can go to MISC:
Maui Invasive Species Committee : 808.573.6472
PO Box 983
Makawao, HI 96768
How To Submit Ant Samples for ID
- 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