Thursday, November 11, 2010

EDRR Success in Hawaii

The Hawai'i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has resulted in eradication of a highly invasive pest called Little Fire Ant (LFA). The ant was detected a year ago, delivers painful stings and was found infesting a half acre of a farm. The HDOA used a special experimental ant bait to eradicate the invasive pest. This new bait enabled treatment to be put in trees and vegetation where the ants nest. Because the little fire ants were detected early, pest control methods were a success. Click here to read more.