Tag: Fire Ants

Lessons Learned from Farmers: Fire Ant Control

As I near the three-year mark of being an Extension Agent, I think about how fortunate I am to have a career that not only encourages me to meet all our local farmers, but also to learn from… Read More

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More

Fire Ants in the Garden

  There’s nothing worse than sinking your fingers into your garden soil to dig up a potato, plant a seedling, or pull up a radish, and be met with a sharp, painful sting, and little red critters rocketing… Read More