Little fire ants (LFA) have kept Hawaii officials busy in 2019. On Oahu, there were at least 4 detections of previously undiscovered infestations of LFA, while on Maui, the 14th detection on the island was announced in September. Each of the new infestations was found thanks to the vigilance of residents reporting them to state […]
Be on the look out for ants!!
The Hawaii Ant Lab (HAL) along with neighbor island Invasive Species Committees (ISCs) and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have been tasked with survey and early detection at many ports of entry throughout the State of Hawaii. We conduct what is called a general comprehensive ant survey which we cover all high risk areas […]
Hawaii Ant Lab’s research to STOP THE ANT!!
While the neighbor islands focus on SPOT THE ANT month, we here at the Hawaii Ant Lab (HAL), located in Hilo, HI with additional employees on Oahu, conduct research to focus on how to STOP THE ANT as well. This includes: 1) studying the effectiveness of products currently marketed for “fire ants” that are sold […]