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Little fire ant treatments scheduled for county parks

MEDIA RELEASE As part of its ongoing efforts to control little fire ants at public recreational sites, the county Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled treatments at the following parks: * Waiakeawaena Park in Hilo on Wednesday, Oct. 8 * Naalehu Park on Thursday, Oct. 9 * Waiakea-Uka Park and Stanley Costales Waiakea-Uka Gym […]

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Richardson Ocean Park closing for ant control (Sept. 11)

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation will close Hilo’s Richardson Ocean Park, weather permitting, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, so maintenance personnel may apply another round of baiting treatments designed to control little fire ant infestations. Richardson Ocean Park will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12. The Department of Parks […]

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Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia Auropunctata)

UH scientists share tips on how to identify, control little fire ants

Little fire ants, first found on O‘ahu about six months ago, are continuing to spread throughout the island. The ants are already well established on the Big Island and have been found but were controlled on Kaua‘i and Maui. Faculty and staff at the UHM’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the Hawai‘i […]

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Kona Town meeting highlights Little Fire Ants

Kona Town meeting highlights Little Fire Ants

MEDIA RELEASE * 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, Makaeo Events Pavilion, Old Kona Airport Park. How can the Little Red Fire Ant be found and controlled? What is the most effective treatment method for Coqui frogs? What other invasive species should we be concerned about? Guest speakers include: Brenda Ford, Councilmember, South Kona; Cas Vanderwood, […]

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Little Fire Ants spread to Kona

Little Fire Ants spread to Kona

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has confirmed that an invasive stinging ant called the Little Fire Ant (LFA) has spread from the east side of Hawaii Island to the west side. LFA (Wasmannia auropunctata) was detected earlier this month at two locations in Kailua-Kona. One site is a residence and the other […]

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