Exotic Pest Reporting
Pest and Diseases Image Library, , Bugwood.org
Red Imported Fire Ant (IFA)
Red Imported Fire Ant (IFA) (Solenopsis invicta) is an insect pest of agricultural commodities. It is a native of South America and was first detected in Alabama in the 1930's.
A human health hazard due to its aggressive behavior and painful sting,they are also considered a pest because their mound-building activity can damage plant roots, lead to loss of crops, and interfere with mechanical cultivation. It is not uncommon for several fire ant mounds to appear suddenly in a suburban yard or a farmer's field, seemingly overnight
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
12/04/2014 - On the Trail of Fire Ant Pheromones
09/11/2014 - Control Fire Ants In Fall
09/10/2014 - Red Imported Fire Ant Integrated Pest Management
08/25/2014 - Fire Ants Are In The Middle Of A Turf War
08/15/2014 - Kansas, Missouri on Watch for Invasive Pests
06/03/2014 - Fire Ants Found in Middle Tennessee
04/15/2014 - On the Trail of Fire Ant Pheromones - Phys.org
03/26/2014 - Red Imported Fire Ant Control Around Bodies of Water
03/12/2014 - Fire Ant Quarantines and Regulations
03/03/2014 - If Crazy Ants Win, What Does That Mean for Humans?
02/24/2014 - Ants in Your Pants - That is Crazy...
01/30/2014 - History of Red Imported Fire Ant
01/09/2014 - Haemolytic uremic syndrome following fire ant bites