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Most Wanted Ants: Red imported fire ants

October 27, 2020 By
Fire ants are capable of inflicting stings that can be serious; the venom they inject causes a burning sensation, which is how they got their name. Read more»
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Who knew fire ants could become PMPs?

August 5, 2020 By
Red imported fire ants are capable of culling Lone Star tick populations. Read more»
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Zoecon: Fire Ant Bait Rebate

October 6, 2015 By
Earn up to 10 percent cash back on your purchases of Extinguish Plus, Extinguish and ProBait Ant Bait made between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2015, with the Zoëcon Fire Ant Bait Rebate. Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait combines... Read more»
Photos: Dr. Sanford Porter, USDA-ARS

Pest Trends: RIFA vs. BIFA

May 20, 2015 By
Red imported fire ants get all the attention, but black imported fire ants are gaining notoriety. Indigenous to South America, Solenopsis richteri (roughly translating to “the very cruel”) was unintentionally introduced into the southeastern United States via Mobile, Ala., around... Read more»
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Trad’s Pest Control donates fire ant treatment to school

August 7, 2013 By
ST. JOHNS, FLA. — In two weeks, children in northern Florida return to school and may find something more frightening than homework: fire ants. The 2013 summer’s excessive rains have caused fire ant populations to explode, just days before the... Read more»