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Big Island Invasive Species Committee: Little Fire Ant Detection & Control

July 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Please join us on Saturday, 7/22/23 at 10:00am to hear Jade Miyashiro from Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) explain how to eradicate little fire ants from your property.

“The Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) is known by many names around the world, including cocoa-tree ant, little red fire ant, or electric ant (because stings have been compared to the feeling of an electrical burn). Through DNA studies, we can see that the LFA we have in Hawai‛i are most closely related to invasive colonies in Florida. It is thought that they were accidentally introduced to Hawai‛i Island on shipments of plants to nurseries in Puna sometime in the 1990s. LFA are listed among the world’s 100 worst invasive species. They are easily transported on building materials and plant materials.” ~BIISC website

To bring BIISC to your neighborhood: biisc@hawaii.edu, (808) 933-3340.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make an attempt to fulfill any requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.


July 22, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hawaii – Hilo
300 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
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