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
06/03/2019 - MSU entomologist gives lowdown on fire ant control
09/19/2018 - Federal Domestic Soil Quarantines Map
08/10/2017 - Managing those pesky, unwanted fire ants
05/07/2015 - Invasive ants are extreme excavators - BBC News
03/12/2014 - Fire Ant Quarantines and Regulations