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Fire Ants in the Garden


November 1, 2019

As the weather cools off and people get back in their yards and gardens the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) becomes enemy number one. The non-native, red imported fire ant (RIFA) can have large colonies with 80,000 to 240,000 workers. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Fire Ants, Garden, Pest
Red imported fire ant

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


August 23, 2017

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 ants in this state: the native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Farm, Farming, Fire Ants, Invasive, Livestock, Pests, Special Topics

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


August 23, 2017

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 ants in this state: the native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Farm, Farming, Fire Ants, Invasive, Livestock, Pests, Special Topics

“Zombie Flies” May Control Fire Ants


June 17, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Of the many nuisances that plague the county, fire ants may be at the top of the list. Their ability to survive and colonize is remarkable. Every effort to destroy the mound seems ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Ants, Big Bend Bugs!, Bugs, Control, Environment, Fire Ants, Flies, Fly, General Information, Identification, Insects, Les Harrison, Pest, Pest Management, Phorid Fly, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Zombie Fly

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