Exotic Pest Reporting
Black Imported Fire Ant (IFA)
Black Imported Fire Ant (IFA) (Solenopsis richteri) is an insect pest of agricultural commodities. It is a native of South America and was first detected in Alabama in the 1930's.
This ant is a human health hazard due to its aggressive behavior and painful sting.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
05/07/2015 - Invasive ants are extreme excavators - BBC News
03/12/2014 - Fire Ant Quarantines and Regulations