“Zombie Flies” May Control Fire Ants

Fire ants
Fire ants are nearly impossible to completely eradicate.

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 to end in relocation–even hurricanes cannot sweep these pests away.

Finally there is hope for controlling the population of these stinging insects, though they may sound like something from a 1970s horror movie: zombie flies. Read the full article here!

 

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Posted: June 17, 2015


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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