We all know Little Fire Ants (LFA) are a real pain in the a** (literally and figuratively) and the idea of treating an infestation can be overwhelming. While it’s true LFA have spread all over the Hawai`i Island, there are places where the ants are not widespread. There are also individual ... Read More about LFA Risk Reduction for Mobile Apiaries
Provaunt® is a water dispersible granular insecticide with the active ingredient of indoxacarb. Several years ago, a Special Local Need (SLN) label was obtained in order to mix Provaunt® (EPA Reg. No. 100-1487) into the HAL Gel Bait for management of Little Fire Ants. Unfortunately, this product has ... Read More about Provaunt® has been Discontinued
Up until now, coffee growers have been limited on what they can use to treat Little Fire Ants (LFA). As of June 2021, two sister ant baits products have been approved by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture for use on coffee (Coffea arabica) plants to control LFA. Antixx Fire Ant Bait (EPA Reg. ... Read More about New Products Available for Use on Coffee
Recently, researchers detected a new parasitoid wasp (Orasema minutissima) in the South Hilo and Puna districts of the Hawai‘i Island. This is exciting news since this species of wasp is known to parasitize Little Fire Ants (LFA) throughout parts of their native range and in the Caribbean. Right ... Read More about Little Fire Ant Biocontrol
Antixx and Firefighter are both granular baits recommended by the Hawai‘i Ant Lab (HAL) to manage Little Fire Ants (LFA), Recently we discovered that some of these products have been sitting on the shelf for too long and/or have compromised seals causing them to go rancid. LFA are picky eaters, so ... Read More about Is Your Granular Bait Fresh?