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.
Visit the Imported Fire Ant program page for more information about this pest.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
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