It’s that time of year when we ask for Hawaii residents’ help to detect new infestations of harmful ants like Little Fire Ants (LFA), or even ant species that are not yet known to be present in Hawaii! We can’t survey everywhere, so your help is really important, and collecting ants for identification is even easier this year. Request a FREE ant collection kit to be mailed to your mailing address. One kit per request, please. Restricted to Hawaii state addresses.
What’s included in the kit: 1) Instructions on how to collect ants from your property, 2) 5 (five) sticks for bait placement, 3) A zip-top bag for freezing the ants, and 4) an envelope addressed to your island’s ant ID specialists to send your ants for identification. Not included: peanut butter or other food bait to attract the ants.