If you have questions about how to control Little Fire Ants or other ant pest species, or need assistance with ant identification,
feel free to call or visit us at one of our following locations:
Hilo Office (Main)
Contact us if you would like us to either:
Do you need advice on how to treat for Little Fire Ants or other ant pest species?
Give a presentation
Are you an organization, community group, or school teacher and you would like us to give a talk?
Visit a farm
Are you a farmer and would like us to visit your farm to help develop a treatment plan?
Host a booth
Do you have an event you would like us to host an information booth at?
Request a FREE Test Kit
Have you tested your property
for Little Fire Ants?
Just because you haven’t seen Little Fire Ants (LFA) in your yard, it doesn’t mean they are not lurking about. LFA are so tiny they can go undetected on your property for years until their numbers are well established.
Testing is quick and easy! Surveys should be conducted every 4-6 months. The sooner you detect them, the easier and cheaper it will be to control them!
What’s included in the kit:
- Instructions on how to survey for LFA
- Self-addressed envelope to send your specimens
- 5 spray painted coffee stirrer sticks
- Ziploc bag
Experimental Site Participation Sign-Up
Our research program is always in search of testing sites for new LFA control methods. Testing methods in the field is necessary to evaluate how effective an LFA control method/product is and get that information out to the public. Please fill out this form if you are interested in being a Hawai’i Ant Lab partner and having your property considered for future experiments.